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Tory MP accused of Islamophobia after posting anti-Muslim article on Facebook

Bob Blackman says he 'sincerely regret[s] any upset caused'

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Bob Blackman said he later deleted the post 'as I saw that the headline to the article was phrased inappropriately' PA

A Conservative MP has been accused of “endorsing Islamophobia” after posting an anti-Muslim article on Facebook.

Bob Blackman, the MP for Harrow East, shared a story which had the headline: “Muslim Somali sex gang say raping white British children ‘part of their culture’.”

The article was from the website Hardcore News USA, which often features Islamophobic stories.

Miqdaad Versi, the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, tweeted: “Deeply disappointing to see Tory MP Bob Blackman once again endorse Islamophobia.”

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The Independent

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