A Labour MP has drawn a furious response from a group campaigning for asylum seekers after he called for its funding to be reviewed.
Tom Harris said the group has gone too far over dawn raids
Glasgow South MP Tom Harris said Positive Action in Housing (PAH) went too far in urging direct action to stop failed asylum seekers being removed.
He has called on the Scottish Executive to look at the anti-racism body's future funding.
That provoked a furious response from director Robina Qureshi.
Positive Action in Housing has been vocal in condemning dawn raids on the homes of failed asylum seekers - an issue which came to a head when the Vucaj family were removed from their flat in Drumchapel in September and subsequently deported.
The Scottish Executive and Home Office have been involved in long-running controversy over the reserved issue, with Communities Minister Malcolm Chisholm speaking out in condemnation of "heavy-handed" tactics.
Last week First Minister Jack McConnell met with Immigration Minister Tony McNulty in what was seen as an effort to present a united front.
Speaking on the BBC's Politics Show, Mr Harris said: "First of all I want to make it clear that I have absolutely no problem at all and I think it's absolutely right that charitable organisations should campaign and there's nothing wrong in anyone campaigning on a particular policy.
"My problem with Positive Action in Housing is the kind of language that they use.
"They accused the Home Office, for instance, of furthering the aims of the far right, they call on Strathclyde Police to arrest immigration officials as they carry out their legal duties and this kind of language does nothing to ameliorate the situation, all it does is heighten tensions."
Ms Qureshi said PAH has a wide remit in helping the victims of inequality in Scottish society.
She said: "Calling for our funding to be cut by the Scottish Executive is like going to the water board and asking for the gas to be cut off, he's going to the wrong place.
"Like Shelter, we get money from the Scottish Executive but not for campaigning. We get money to do case work with homeless people, with people who are victims of racism, with people who are the victims of destitution.
"Is Tom Harris calling for our funding to be cut off? Because many of the people he's talking about are ethnic minorities and refugees living in his constituency."
Mr Harris said some of PAH's activities were "to be applauded" but he added: "If they receive money from any public source, in other words from the tax payer, they should not therefore be allowed to campaign to provoke violence against immigration officers, to suggest that immigration officers should be arrested.
"And also the circulation of rumours and innuendo as fact as regards some of the removals that have happened in the past few weeks, none of it adds up to a responsible charity."
Ms Qureshi responded angrily and told Mr Harris: "We are acting extremely responsibly, we are acting to end dawn raids."
She accused Mr Harris of launching a personal attack on her, which he denied, and said: "We're a charity, we've never in our lifetime been anything other than cross party political.
"What I will say is we are trying to end dawn raids and that is what this debate is about.
"Get back to the debate Tom Harris, you, you're the people who are pro-Iraq War, the ones who are creating asylum seekers in this country, how dare you."