Former French justice minister Rachida Dati 'brought shame on her strictly Muslim family' by becoming a single mother, a scathing book by her own brother claims.

Ms Dati, now a Euro MP in Brussels, was described as 'cold, egocentric and authoritarian' by Jamal Dati in a blistering attack on his sister.

His book, 'In The Shadow Of Rachida', tells how their staunchly Muslim father 'lost all pride' when his daughter's pregnancy outside wedlock became public.

Mr Dati, 42, said: 'For two months my father repeated that it was over, and he no longer wanted to see her.

'We have all been dishonoured by this. We are Muslims after all.

'My father is from the old school, and so fairly strict.'

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