Social media threats by loyalists have been linked to the anti-Islamic attack on a couple’s home in the Ballykeel One estate.
SDLP Cllr. Declan O’Loan said: “I have no doubt that this incident is related to the atrocities which occurred in Paris. We cannot allow such things to develop.
“The perpetrators of this action do not speak for the broad community. It is regrettable that certain loyalists have been putting out threats of this very nature on social media in recent days. Society must stand up against such words and actions.”
He added: “I am disgusted at this shocking attack which could have led to loss of life. I know the family concerned and they have been an integral and respected part of the community for many years.