UKIP candidates caught spouting anti-Muslim hate at rally

22nd May 2015

Elham Asaad Buaras


Magnus Nielsen and Anne Marie-Waters speaking at a rally in Westminster organised by MARIAS

Two of UKIP’s London candidates have been caught on film spouting Islamophobic hate at a far-right rally on April 11.

The Mirror newspaper released the footage showing Magnus Nielsen and Anne Marie-Waters speaking at a rally in Westminster organised by Mothers Against Radical Islam And Sharia (MARIAS) .

Nielsen, who was standing in Hampstead and Kilburn, tells the audience Britain is “at war with Islam”.

Waters, who hopes to become MP for Lewisham East, was also filmed telling an undercover reporter “a lot of people need to be deported” and “many mosques need to be closed down”.

The revelations come just hours after UKIP policy chief Suzanne Evans claimed the party “was not anti-¬immigration” at its manifesto launch.

UKIP bans its members from being formally involved with far right wing organisations and has claimed it is not a party of racists.

MARIAS leader Toni Bugle recorded a video message to online followers days before, which said: “I don’t care what you are, I don’t care if you’re Britain First, I don’t care if you’re English Defence League, I don’t even care if you’re National Front.”

Nielsen said: “This country has been at war with Islam since Islam was created 1,300 years ago.

“In fact, Islam has been the enemy of every democratic and free society ever since. And it’s gaining strength.

“And it’s not just a question of burning people or cutting their heads off, it’s an insidious movement to infiltrate all the organs of government.”

In further footage, Nielsen told The Mirror reporter of his plans should he overturn Labour’s majority of just 42.

He said: “I’d use the position, one of the primary things I’d do, I’d fight this situation, let the Muslims know they have to fight all the way along the line.”

Waters pointed towards Downing Street as she told the crowd: “Use your vote wisely on the 7th of May and tell them, remind that lot over there your vote is still bigger than the Muslim vote.”

She told the undercover reporter should she be elected MP she would work to ensure, “immigration from Islamic countries has to stop entirely, that is just the way it is. A lot of people need to be deported. Many mosques need to be closed down. It really has to get tough”.

UKIP has yet to respond.

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