Labour MP Khalid Mahmood said there was ‘no justification’ and urged British broadcasters and newspapers not to carry the cartoon. ‘These cartoons are not satire, they are not in good taste – they are just offensive,’ he said.
"They don’t offend me at all. Furthermore I do not believe that everything should be made to fit with someone’s idea of ‘good taste’, not even mine. There are magazines I don’t like at all and you know how I avoid being offended by them? I don’t buy them. It’s not difficult."