“rather than laying blame along sectarian lines..”

The Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities were listening to the NI Assembly debate on Monday on racist and sectarian attacks, and I don’t think they were very impressed. From the BBC report.

“The focus of Monday’s assembly debate on recent racist and sectarian attacks was condemnation rather than concrete strategy and practical action,” the council said. “Treating the attacks as sporadic incidents fails to recognise wider more ingrained societal problems. “MLAs who play the blame game serve to further inflame the sectarian divisions in our assembly.

“There is a need for the Northern Ireland Executive to take responsibility and implement the promised programme for government to tackle sectarianism and racism, rather than laying blame along sectarian lines as to who is the more racist portion of the community.”