The British Conservative Party has suspended one of their council election candidates after posting on social media that she would never support “the Jew” in an apparent reference to Ed Miliband, the Labour Party leader.
AntiSemitismWatch.com had challenged Prime Minister David Cameron to respond to the matter via Twitter but had not received a reply. It would appear that now the party has ‘replied’ by suspending Gulzabeen Afsar, who was standing in Derby.
She had written on Facebook: “Just can’t take Mr Ed Miliband seriously!! DC has what it takes to be the future PM.”
When another user suggested she should show some respect “for the future PM”, Afsar replied: “Nah bro! never ever will I drop that low and support the al yahud [Arabic for Jew] lol.”
It marks the first time Miliband’s religion had been raised by a candidate seeking office during this election campaign.
A Tory spokesman branded the comments “offensive and wrong”, adding that Afsar had removed them and apologised.
But as the CST’s Mark Gardner said: “She knew exactly what she was saying and thought it funny. It was all public on Facebook, making her doubly stupid.”
ASW.com commends JewishNews.co.uk who first highlighted the action of Afsar.