The mayor of a small British town allegedly quit his post for ‘personal reasons,’ but he was actually forced out after a complaint was made about his social media activity, including expressing concern about mass Muslim migration, and being subscribed to anti-Islamization accounts on Facebook, including Geert Wilders, Mark Steyn, and Breitbart-London editor in chief, Raheem Kassan.
UPDATE: What we didn’t see in the original Breitbart article below about this mayor is all the alleged “Islamophobic” online sources he is accused of following. According to the Daily Mail: (h/t Terry D)
Councillor Croy said: ‘Mr Lucey’s profiles includes the following page ”likes” on Facebook: Tommy Robinson, the racist leader of the racist English Defence League; Patriot Promotional Page: Patriots voice, run by UK Pegida – a far right Islamophobic group; Generation Identitaire, a paramilitary Islamophobic organisation; An Inquiry into Islam, an Islamophobic Facebook page; Jihad Watch, an Islamophobic Facebook page; Geert Wilders Supporters, an Islamophobic Facebook page; Pegida Canada, Pegida is a far right Islamophobic group; Infidels of Britain, a far right racist group; We Need to Talk About Islam, an Islamophobic Facebook page; Mark Steyn, a far-right Islamophobic page; Pamela Gellar, a far-right Islamophobic page.
‘On Twitter Mr Lucey follows London-Infidel (formerly EDL), a far right, racist account; Noisykafir, a racist account; EDL Northwest, a racist account belong to the English Defence League; Ingrid Carlqvist, a culture wars journalist; Barenakedislam, an Islamophobic and otherwise discriminatory account and CreepingSharia, an Islamophobic account.
Breitbart Councillor Peter Lucey stood down from his post as Mayor of Wokingham and resigned from the Conservative Party Wednesday after a fellow Councillor from the left-wing Labour Party wrote a letter of complaint about the Mayor’s online activity, reports the Wokingham Paper.
According to the report, the Mayor had expressed concern about mass migration and subscribed to right-wing personalities on Facebook, including Breitbart London Editor in Chief and ex-Muslim Raheem Kassam, Dutch populist Geert Wilders, and New York Times-bestselling Canadian author Mark Steyn, which the Wokingham Paper described as being “controversial” and holding “anti-Islamic views”.
The report also made specific mention of Kassam’s newly released book on mid-20th century conservative political giant Enoch Powell, Enoch Was Right: ‘Rivers of Blood’ 50 Years On in the context of Lucey’s resignation. It is claimed in addition to the personalities followed by Lucey, he also followed the now largely dormant street-marching group the English Defence League, and think-tank the Gatestone Institute.
Speaking to local newspaper the Bracknell News, Labour councillor Andy Croy claimed the Mayor had made Islamophobic communications online, although the only message quoted by papers surrounding the now-deleted accounts specifically referenced immigration, not Islam.
The politician said: “I saw the messages and wrote to The Wokingham Conservatives, pointing out that I thought it was islamophobic [sic] and that they needed to deal with it. “I demanded his resignation. He posted something along the lines of ‘mass immigration has destroyed your future’.”
Gee, they probably would have tarred and feathered Winston Churchill if he were alive today. Then again, if he were alive today, there wouldn’t be a mass Muslim immigration problem in Britain.