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Sayeeda Warsi blasts Sun's column on C4 News coverage of Nice truck attack

18 July 2016 7:26 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ex-Tory chair says Kelvin MacKenzie’s comments about presenter wearing hijab are ‘divisive’ and an attempt to ‘other’ the Muslim community

Sayeeda Warsi, the former chair of the Conservative party, has blasted the Sun for running a column criticising Channel 4 News for using a Muslim presenter to report news of the Nice truck attack.

Warsi wrote to Sun editor Tony Gallagher on Monday criticising his decision to run Kelvin MacKenzie’s column, which she described as “divisive” and “an attempt to ‘other’ the Muslim community”.

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