A UKIP candidate has sparked outrage by reportedly claiming that Jews deliberately murdered each other in the Holocaust as part of a masterplan to create Israel.Here's the text of part of her diatribe, which she bizarrely claims is not anti-Jewish:
The extreme racist views were posted in Mrs Anna-Marie Crampton’s name on a conspiracy theory website called ‘Secrets of The Fed’.
Crampton, 57, is allegedly quoted as saying: “Holocaust means a sacrifice by fire. Only the Zionists could sacrifice their own in the gas chambers.
“The Second World Wide War was engineered by the Zionist jews and financed by the
Mrs Crampton posed with UKIP leader Nigel Farrage at a rally in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, two weeks ago – and proudly posted a photo on her Facebook page.
A further outrageous comment, posted two months ago, added: “The Rothschilds are Zionists..there is a difference between Jews and Zionists. These Psychopaths hide behind and use the Jews.
“It was thanks to them that 6 million Jews were murdered in the War (along with 26 million Russians!).”
Another comment says: “I am anti Zionist, not antisemit (sic). I love the true Israel and the Jews.”
Mrs Crampton is standing for UKIP in next week’s county council elections in the traditionally Conservative ward of Crowborough in East Sussex.
UKIP yesterday (thur) said they were anxiously trying to contact Mrs Crampton to hear her explanation of the reported comments, but had so far failed to reach her.
A spokesman admitted: “We need to chase her down. These comments are really way out there and really hard-core anti-Zionism.”
Anti-racist groups said UKIP had to drop Mrs. Crampton as a matter of urgency.
Sam Westrop, director of Stand for Peace, a leading Jewish-Muslim interfaith organisation, said: “Time after time, conspiracy and anti-Zionist sentiment is revealed to be nothing more than thinly-veiled anti-Semitism.
“UKIP, to its credit, has expelled extremist and bigoted members in the past.
“They must also expel Anna-Marie Crampton. Such hatred must be fought at all times.”
‘The Second World Wide War was engineered by the Zionist jews and financed by the banksters to make the general public all over the world to feel so guilty and outraged by the Holocaust that a treaty would be signed to create the State of Israel as we know it today. By the way, Holocaust means a sacrifice by fire. Only the Zionists could sacrifice their own in the gas chambers. No others, since you and I cannot sacrifice that which is not ours. I am anti Zionist, not antisemit. I love the true Israel and the Jews, but I love the son and daughters of Ihsmel, who are also the children of Abraham. We need to defend Palestine by joining the true Jews…. thanks go to Alan Schiller for this info....This is a great example of how die hard Jew-haters simply substitute "Zionist' for "Jew" in spouting classic antisemitic tropes - and then claim they aren't anti-semitic. Probably because they have a soft spot for Gilad Atzmon.
‘The Rothschilds are Zionists..there is a difference between Jews and Zionists. These Psychopaths hide behind and use the Jews. It was thanks to them that 6 million Jews were murdered in the War (along with 26 million Russians!). Read the Protocols of Zion, all you need to know is in there and it’s in their own words.’
The idea that the "Zionists" were behind the design of the US dollar bill is especially funny.
Edgar Davidson has a new article about the casual anti-semitism of the British middle class.
UPDATE: More from Anna-Marie:
UPDATE 2: Another UKIP politician seems to share Anna-Marie's obsession. (h/t Ian)