Sunday Herald: Politicians are human – every Islamophobic slur or racist chant hurts


By Humza Yousaf, Scottish Government minister for Europe and international development

“MUM, don’t ever search my name on twitter.”

This was my instruction after my first appearance on BBC Question Time. It was an appearance I received a lot of kind praise for but predictably there had been some racist and Islamophobic remarks directed my way on social media which my mum had picked up on. Unsurprisingly, this had upset my mum as well as my wife and other members of my family.

My mum can’t understand how people can be so openly racist in 2015 and think they can get away with it – nor should she have to.

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