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Maajid Blasts Caller Who Claims He Isn't British
11 December 2016, 15:37 | Updated: 11 December 2016, 16:08
Maajid Nawaz blasted a caller who tried to tell him he isn't British.
Carl called Maajid during his LBC show as made a series of claims about far-right politics. But when he tried to tell Maajid that he isn't British because of his Pakistani heritage this provoked a big response.
“I am ethnically British Carl. British is not an ethnicity so for you to distinguish yourself from me and create two tiers of British. One is, in your view, ethnic indigenous Brits and those British that we have bequeathed on them the right to citizenship.”
“Carl you know what, I’d actually say I’m more British than you are, because I don’t create a two tiered system of citizenship because I am more consistent with the great values of this country.”
“To suggest that somebody who has a different hue of skin colour to you is patently absurd.”