UKIP candidate under fire for "Elders of Zion" anti-Semitism

A UKIP candidate has claimed that Jewish "banksters" created the Holocaust and quoted from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

by The Commentator on 25 April 2013 14:03


A UK Independence Party candidate in East Sussex has denied the holocaust, claiming World War Two was engineered by Zionists hoping to create the state of Israel.

Anna-Marie Crampton is representing the eurosceptic party in Crowborough for the East Sussex County Council elections.

UPDATEAs of 3pm, Crampton is said to have been suspended from the party by UKIP bosses. UKIP told The Commentator that Crampton will no longer be standing as a candidate and the matter of expulsion from the party would be up to the disciplinary committee that Crampton is due to face.

With polling day just a week away, groups have reacted angrily after a website entry in her name claimed World War Two was financed by Jewish “banksters” to make the world feel guilty.

A further comment said: “It was thanks to them that six million Jews were murdered in the war along with 26 million Russians.”

The comments were made in Ms Crampton’s name on an article titled “Was Pope Benedict fired by the Knights of Malta?” on an external website called Secrets of The Fed.

The Facebook account, from which the comments were made, also separately shows pictures of her wearing a party rosette while stood next to UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

Crampton encouraged followers to "read the Protocols of Zion, all you need to know is in there and it's in their own words". The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a known and forged anti-Semitic hoax used by Jew-haters to "prove" the existence of a "Jewish conspiracy".

Israel was "created with the full support and backing of the duped citizens of the world," the comments claimed.

A Ukip spokesman said the party had been unable to contact Ms Crampton since Wednesday to obtain an explanation. She is standing in next week's elections in the Crowborough ward of East Sussex County Council.

The posts on the social networking site claimed that: "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 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."

They added: "Only the Zionists could sacrifice their own in the gas chambers."

Further posts claimed Zionists were "psychopaths" who "hide behind and use the Jews. It was thanks to them that six million Jews were murdered in the war".

Also on the profile is the statement: “I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I am a conscious, aware, critical thinker and tired of being lied to. Are you?!”

Despite numerous attempts to contact her, Ms Crampton, of Southview Road, Crowborough, was not available to comment yesterday.

She is standing for the party in the traditionally Conservative area alongside prominent UKIP member Sonia Finch.

The Commentator has previously exposed anti-Semitism in UKIP, with members of the party claiming Jews are "all-powerful" and likening the Middle East conflict to the Holocaust.

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