Humza Yousaf: UKIP must sack disgraced MEP

By Humza Yousaf MSP

David Coburn’s Islamophobic slur toward me has left me feeling angry, appalled and also deeply hurt.

It is quite unbelievable for anyone to think it is appropriate to compare me to a convicted terrorist simply because I am a Muslim.

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UKIP must sack MEP for islamophobic comments

Responding to reports that UKIP MEP David Coburn made islamophobic comments comparing SNP MSP Humza Yousaf to convicted terrorist Abu Hamza, the SNP is today calling for the MEP to resign or be sacked by his party.

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