Sunday 25 January 2015

UKIP Candidate condemns rally against freedom of speech

I am offended by George Galloway suggesting that ‘For the sake of unity in our society, we have to demand from our Government the protection of our prophets’. What Mr Galloway is suggesting is to outlaw criticism of certain groups and religions; you can’t pick and choose with freedom of speech, you either have it or you don’t.
I am offended by Labour Deputy Leader Imran Hussain when he says ‘Let’s have freedom of speech, not freedom to openly insult’, it is the same thing. Freedom of speech is the right to insult.
Even though I am offended by our Respect and Labour parties anti freedom rhetoric I defend their right to speak freely, let us remember that without freedom of speech these people would not be afforded the right to express their views at all.
For them to suggest freedom of speech should be restricted in certain circumstances is not only wrong it is dangerous for our democracy and our communities.

Friday 16 January 2015

UKIP accuses Labour Councillor of disrespecting the victims of the Paris shooting

On Monday evening Bradford Councillor Khadim Hussain published a video on his public Facebook page suggesting that the Paris shooting was a hoax (see below).  A distressed member of the public had forwarded the post to UKIP and asked them to help deal with this issue.

Officials in UKIP Bradford were horrified that the day after Frances day of mourning where over 3 million people rallied in solidarity with the victims, we saw a elected Bradford Councillor post such a disrespectful video on his public Facebook page.

UKIP Chairman Jason Smith says: “While it is Mr Hussains right to believe in wild conspiracy theories, I personally find this totally disrespectful just a day after France’s day of mourning, Mr Hussain should remember that as an elected official his job is to serve the people not disrespect them.

I believe our leader Nigel Farage was right when he suggested we have a fifth column in the UK that is utterly opposed to our values, it seems that fifth column may well include at least one Bradford Labour Councillor.

I call on Labour leader David Green to discipline his Councillor.”
Screen shot of the post cllr Hussain made, on the evening on 12/1/14