MP calls on YouTube to remove racist videos

Shahid MalikA Muslim MP has demanded YouTube removes a series of racist items from its website after a video alleging he was a “pervert” remained available for three weeks.

The video featured footage of Shahid Malik, before a written message stating: “This scum thinks he can mess with the big boys.” Then, before an image of the Labour MP’s face covered with blood, a new message appeared: “He better not or he will end up like this.”

Earlier in the posting, which has now been removed from the site by administrators, another subtitle stated: “A pervert just like his f***ing prophet.”

Malik suggested that a member of the British National Party could be behind the video, which also featured pictures of BNP leader Nick Griffin.

Scotland on Sunday, 10 June 2007