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Further Islamophobic remarks from a UKIP candidate

Further Islamophobic remarks from a UKIP candidate

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Friday May 16 2014

London 24 reports on a report in local paper, Brent & Kilburn Times, which uncovers yet another case of a UKIP candidate making anti-Muslim remarks.

Heino Vockrodt, who is standing for the Dudden Hill seat on Brent Council in next week’s London Borough wide elections, described Muslims as “sex slaves groomers” and compared a local road to war torn Helmand Province, in an email seen by the local paper.

He also claimed that Islam was an ideology not a religion which is against “everything modern Britain stands for”.

According to the paper, Vockrodt accused town hall bosses of being “Yes-Sayers, Appeasement Chamberlains and look-The-Other-Way cowards” for allegedly turning a blind eye to developments in relation to an Afghan centre in Willesden in fear of being called racists.

He wrote: “…just like in all the other cases where Muslims are grooming to sex slaves under the eyes of the authorities, the council does NOTHING for political correctness (not that there is any).

“All the old owners of the neighbouring shops have been squeezed out by Muslims. The entire parade -once lovely owner/occupier shops -resembles Helmand province now.

“Time to call MI5 & MI6 for sure .

“Islam is a mono-cultural, totalitarian ideology. It is NOT a religion. It is against multi-culturalism and only promotes its own culture. It is against everything modern Britain stands for.”

The revelation of Vockrodt’s comments comes as the Guardian reveals that UKIP has lost almost 1 in 10 county councillors who won seats in the 2013 local elections. The high drop-out rate of UKIP members is mirrored in the European parliament too where it has also lost a third of its representatives since the 2009 European elections, down from 13 to 9.

The Guardian notes the reputation of UKIP being plagued by controversies such as surrounding several of its members. For example, Victoria Ayling, who has been selection as UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for Great Grimsby in next year’s general election, made comments about immigration on a video demanding to “send the lot back”.

Others include Eric Kitson, Chris Pain and Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright, all of whom posted anti-Muslim messages on Facebook.

Remarking on the party’s ongoing appeal to the public, despite the number of cases relating to candidates who have been found to espouse racist views, Matthew Goodwin explains, “…the past two months of British politics have made one thing clear; lining up voices in the establishment to denounce or ridicule an anti-establishment revolt does not work. If anything, it simply adds to their appeal.”

Goodwin appears to be reiterating the argument previously presented by Lord Ashdown who was concerned that a lack of public trust in politicians was driving voters into the “arms of “demagogues”.


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