The independent press regulator has received more than 10 complaints about Rod Liddle’s article in The Sunday Times, which suggested British Islamists should “blow themselves up” in east London.
Criticism has been mounting on the newspaper over its decision to publish the column branded “racist” and “inflammatory”.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) confirmed to i it had received complaints about article, with the headline “Chip in and we’ll help Choudary on his way to Paradise,” under Clause 12 (Discrimination) and Clause 3 (Harassment) of the Editors’ Code of Practice.
IPSO said it was processing the complaints but could not provide further information at this point.
Column on Anjem Choudary release
In Sunday’s article, Mr Liddle discussed the release of radical preacher Anjem Choudary from prison.