Sajid Javid has lashed out at trolls for jibing that he is 'not Muslim enough' after he rejected claims of widespread Islamaphobia in the Conservative Party.
The new Home Secretary highlighted the wave of vile abuse he has received since taking on his high-profile job.
He said he had been branded a 'Coconut' and 'Uncle Tom', and some people had even questioned whether he was 'really Muslim or not'.
The comments, at a meeting of the cross-party group on British Muslims last night, come amid a bitter row over whether the Tories have failed to deal with allegations of Islamophobia.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) demanded an inquiry into 'racists and bigots' in the Conservative Party last week, highlighting a series of alleged incidents involving activists.