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The founder of counter-extremist think tank Quilliam Foundation claimed it did not serve British Muslims for the country to pretend there was not a problem for fear of being labelled racist or xenophobic.
Speaking on his LBC show, the radio host underlined problems with integration could not be ignored and cited employment, education and prison rate issues.
The 38-year-old said: "The problem we've had in this country is that for so long we've been pretty paralysed from being able to speak about it.
"Those who have spoken about integration, those who have questioned the multiculturalism policies of the 90s have been usually tarnished, by either being racists, or bigots, or xenophobes, and the truth is that the very communities that those people, who are using words, who are deploying words such as racists, bigots, and xenophobes, are the very communities they were trying to defend, minority communities.