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Tories using 'smears and insinuation' about Sadiq Khan's Muslim faith, Muslim Council of Britain warns
A Conservative Cabinet minister has been accused of using "smears and insinuation" to attack Labour's candidate for Mayor of London on account of his Muslim faith.
Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, claimed that Mr Khan had spoken alongside "extremists" – despite the Labour MP having in fact dedicated years to fighting radicalisation.
A spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Britain told the Independent Mr Fallon's comments illustrated that Muslim politicians still faced attacks that played to prejudices about their religion – and that that Mr Khan should be judged on his record rather than his faith.
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