Joint First Minister Martin McGuinness has called on Peter Robinson to show leadership in promoting equality, tolerance and mutual respect for all.
Martin McGuinness said:
“All of us in positions of leadership have a responsibility to represent and stand up for all the people of our society.
“We have a duty to promote equality, mutual respect and tolerance for all in our society based on the core principles contained in the Good Friday Agreement.
“We must recognise and embrace the social, cultural and religious diversity of our society.
“I value the diversity and multicultural nature of our society the significant and valuable contribution the Muslim community makes to this society day and daily.
“There is a real need for all of us those in positions of responsibility to step out of our own political constituencies and religious groupings and show genuine political leadership for all.”