Pendle Tory councillor tells local man “Everyone says you have a mind of Jews” – but gives mutually-exclusive explanations when challenged
A Tory councillor in the Lancashire borough of Pendle has given conflicting excuses for an antisemitic comment to a local man when challenged by the SKWAWKBOX this evening.
Cllr Mohammad Aslam today got in touch via Facebook with a resident who had asked why he should consider voting Conservative.
After the resident rejected Aslam’s arguments, Aslam sent him a message saying “Everyone says you have a mind of Jews”:
The comment was then posted to a Facebook group with a request for information on how to report Cllr Aslam to the Conservative Party.
When challenged this evening by the SKWAWKBOX to explain what he meant by the post, Cllr Aslam first claimed that he had been quoting what someone else regularly said about the resident.
However, moments later he denied that he had made the comment and said it must have been faked – and then referred to his account being hacked.
Ironically, the councillor’s recent Facebook posts are largely made up of claims that Labour is antisemitic.
Cllr Aslam’s comment is not the only recent example of alleged racism among Pendle Conservatives. Pendle councillor Rosemary Carroll was suspended by the Tories for sharing a joke on Facebook that referred to people with brown skin stinking and being work-shy.
She was subsequently reinstated. The Establishment media paid little attention.
Conservative party HQ has been contacted for comment.
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