Stewart Dickson MLA said: “People of all faiths and none, must be welcomed by all in Northern Ireland. As First Minister, Peter Robinson has a duty to represent the country and I am dismayed by his comments that he would only trust a Muslim to get him something from a shop. That is extremely demeaning and disrespectful to an entire religion.
“The diversity in Northern Ireland strengthens our society, not weakens it. The comments by Pastor McConnell and Peter Robinson fall far short of what is expected of them.
“I would urge both men to apologise for their comments. We are not trying to silence anybody. Those in power must realise they have a duty to moderate their language.”