Sayeeda Warsi accuses UK press of hate speech and Islamophobia

Former Tory minister uses Leveson lecture address to single out the Sun and the Times for ‘extraordinarily irresponsible’ coverage

Sayeeda Warsi, the former Conservative cabinet minister, has accused British newspapers of Islamophobia and hate speech and called for a parliamentary investigation into the issue.

Lady Warsi, the first Muslim woman to hold a cabinet position, said that hate speech in the press had become a “plague” with Muslims “their principal target”.

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