Monday, April 10, 2017

UK: Conservative council candidate kicked out over anti-Semitic tweets

Via Jewish News:
A candidate at the upcoming local elections has been kicked out of the Conservative Party for writing a series of anti-Semitic tweets.

Obaid Khan was due to stand as a councillor in the Hall Green by-election in Birmingham on 4 May.

However, it has now emerged he published a number of social media posts, in which he used the word “Jew” as an insult, in a Twitter exchange about Pakistani politics. In the debate he claimed some of the country’s politicians had been backed by ‘foreign Jew agents’.

The Birmingham Mail was made aware of the 2014 posts and sent them on to the Conservative Party.

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