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DUP's Paisley retweets Katie Hopkins Ramadan and murder rate post

There have been calls for DUP MP Ian Paisley to apologise after he retweeted a tweet by controversial columnist and television pundit Kate Hopkins.

Mr Paisley retweeted the tweet (pictured) which made reference to the murder rate in London being higher than New York in March 2018.

Ms Hopkins then said: "And Ramadan's not yet begun."

The media personality has attracted criticism in the past for her comments relating to immigrants and race.

Former Sinn Fein MLA Daithi McKay called for the DUP to apologise for Mr Paisley's retweet.

"DUP must immediately apologise for their endorsement of this message," he said.

"In most parties this would lead to immediate suspension if not worse."

We have contacted the DUP for a response.

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