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It has been revealed that Wendy Garcarz, the Brexit Party’s parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Erdington, shared a Facebook post comparing Muslims to Nazis.
Garcarz, today announced as one of the party’s new MP candidates, shared the post in May this year. The post, from someone called Ed Collins, claimed that the Nazis gained power because ordinary Germans thought the majority of Nazis weren’t radical.
“Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of our world had come.”
The post says we are now making the same mistake towards Islam. It claims that radicals have taken over the religion and are “rampaging across the globe” and “threatening our way of life”.
The hate-filled rant is also menacing towards peaceful Muslims, saying they will become “enemies” if they don’t stand up to radicalisation.
It concludes by spreading the fake news that there are “no-go zones” in major UK cities where Sharia law dominates and “the police dare not intrude”.
And before you think Garcarz possibly shared this post to highlight its abhorrent views, the post explicitly calls on people to click share in order to highlight this problem “before it’s too late”.
This comes just two days after we reported that John Booker, the new Brexit Party candidate for Penistone and Stocksbridge, had shared and liked Islamophobic Facebook posts.
Despite Nigel Farage saying he left UKIP because of its anti-Muslim “fixation”, we are unclear at this stage how exactly his new party is planning to deal with Islamophobia in its ranks.
The Brexit Party has declined to comment.