Muslim leaders have described comments from a Yorkshire MP as "insulting" and "deeply offensive" after he targeted the Muslim community for criticism over recent child grooming scandals.

Kris Hopkins, Conservative MP for Keighley, sparked controversy after stating a "sexist" Muslim culture helped forge the attitudes which led to the abuse of girls and women.

Speaking during a debate on child sexual exploitation in the Commons, Mr Hopkins acknowledged most child abusers were white but added that "we should not get away from the fact that gangs of Muslim men are going round and raping white kids at this moment in time".

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