Paddy Singh, a candidate for the nationalist party UKIP in the United Kingdom was suspended for writing numerous antisemitic tweets since 2014, including one that justified the Holocaust, as reported by The Campaign against Antisemitism, a British watchdog.
Though he apologized for publishing the tweets, Singh showed no remorse or an explanation for why he made the offensive comments regularly over the past years. One message read: “At times I ask myself were the Nazis right in herding the Jews into concentration camps?”
The party withdrew its endorsement of Singh after being suspended, yet Singh will continue to be listed as a UKIP candidate on the ballot paper for North Wiltshire in the upcoming June 8 election.
While the Israeli defensive campaign against Hamas terrorsists in the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014, Singh tweeted the following: “The Israelis are basically Nazis in mentality. The survivors of the tragic Holocaust learnt from their captors.” A third read: “No hope of a ceasefire with the Nazi Jews [who act] like wild dogs on the rampage.”
Gideon Falter, Chairman of Campaign against Antisemitism said: “It…[is unbelievable] that someone with such repulsive views has been selected to stand for Parliament. UKIP must expel Captain Singh from the Party immediately, and explain how he became a candidate in the first place.”
Source: The Forward
Image: Antisemitism UK
By: Efrat Baron