27/06/2018

SF Sectarianism Strategy 'Little More Than A Photo-Call'

A Sinn Féin strategy to tackle sectarianism has been described as "little more than a photo-call" by DUP East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell.

Commenting, Mr Campbell said: "Sinn Fein's anti-sectarianism strategy is a worthwhile concept. Of course all sectarianism should be opposed and condemned. The problem in advocating such a strategy, is that they run the real risk of being asked about their own background in the very concept they say they are opposed to.
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"Many PIRA victims will view their announcement as little more than a photo-call as the current Sinn Féin leadership continue to glorify and celebrate a terrorist organisation which for years unashamedly murdered people because of their religion.

"Throughout Northern Ireland there are families who were left without loved ones solely because they were Protestant, this is of course equally true of those who murdered people solely because they were Roman Catholic.

"When the current Sinn Féin leadership condemns the sectarian campaign by the PIRA, particularly in border communities, then they will have an opportunity to be taken more seriously."

(MH/LM)

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