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Home Secretary accused of ‘sowing division’ after tweeting about ‘Asian paedophiles’

‘In a nod to the far right, he has increased the risk of racist abuse and violence for Asian people’

  • Saman Javed
  • Independent

Sajid Javid is facing backlash from MPs and race equality advocates after tweeting about “sick Asian paedophiles”.

The home secretary’s tweet came after a gang of 20 men were found guilty of the rape and sexual abuse of girls aged as young as 11 in Huddersfield.

The full tweet reads…

Xom 3cThe tweet, which targets Asians, was condemned by Labour MP David Lammy who said Mr Javid’s words risked increasing violence against ethnic minorities.

“Sajid Javid has brought a great office of state into disrepute.

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