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UK: Cartoon row: Deselection call for Lib Dem Maajid Nawaz

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Sunday 2 February 2014, by siawi3

24 January 2014 Last updated at 14:04 GMT

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25881508

A Liberal Democrat candidate who tweeted a cartoon featuring Jesus and Muhammad has received death threats and faces calls to be deselected from contesting the 2015 general election.

Maajid Nawaz, chosen for the London seat of Hampstead and Kilburn and founder of the anti-extremist think-tank Quilliam Foundation, has faced a petition against him, and told the BBC he was advised by police not to appear on TV to debate the issue.

Andrew Neil spoke to Mohammed Shafiq, a member of the Liberal Democrats Ethnic Minority group calling for deselection, and to Kenan Malik, who writes about multi-culturalism and free speech.