May 2 2012
A candidate for UKIP has compared Islam’s holiest book to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Academic Julia Gasper, a former Westminster hopeful and current council candidate in Oxford, said the Quran was ‘fascist’ and compared those who defend Islam to holocaust deniers.
Political Scrapbook In emails seen by Scrapbook, Gasper ranted:
“Why is it any more wrong to assert that the Quran is a fascist book than to assert that Mein Kampf is a fascist book? The Quran is a lot more explicit in advocating hate and murder than Mein Kampf is.”
Having dismissed comparisons between sections of the Quran and the Old Testament as “not valid”, Gasper responded to suggestions that her hateful bile was demonizing Muslims (that’s the idea!):
“Words like “demonization” are just self-deception. They are being used to persuade you to keep your eyes shut. In fact, the apologists for Islam are really very similar to Holocaust deniers.”
To compound matters, the rant comes to light as another UKIP candidate is suspended for expressing sympathies with Norwegian mass-murder Anders Breivik – and just days after Julia Gasper herself was slammed for saying gays should stop ‘complaining about persecution’ and start thanking straight people for giving birth to them.