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Friday, 6 March 2020

Ex Wakefield Tory councillor named in dossier revealing Islamophobic comments

On Monday the Yorkshire Post and all its affiliates published the following article:-

Ex Wakefield Tory councillor named in dossier revealing Islamophobic comments made and shared by party members

A former Wakefield councillor has been named and shamed in a dossier revealing Islamophobic comments by current and former Conservative Party members.

Bryan Denson, who led the opposition Tory group on Wakefield Council between 2007 and 2009, was one of more than 20 individuals called out by the campaign group Hope Not Hate in an article published on Monday.

According to the group, Mr Denson shared a Facebook post by the Kent branch of the English Democrats in 2015, suggesting David Cameron was wrong to call Islam "a religion of peace".

The post featured images of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Lee Rigby, the soldier who was murdered in Woolwich by a pair of extremists in 2013.

Mr Denson served as a councillor during the 2000s, and as the Conservative group leader between 2007 and 2009.

The BBC was told on Monday afternoon that the Conservative Party had suspended those named in the dossier who were party members.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service has tried to contact Mr Denson for comment, but he is yet to respond.

However, it's been suggested he left the Tory Party for UKIP after standing down as a councillor for the Wakefield Rural ward in 2011.

Current Conservative group leader, Nadeem Ahmed, condemned Mr Denson's actions.

The Hope Not Hate dossier was published on Monday. It attacked the Conservative Party for failing to take strong action on members who'd been found to share Islamophobic material.

He said: "Bryan should have known better.

"I've not spoken to him for a long time so I don't know who he's been hanging round with to influence his thinking in that way.

"I think there's people of a certain profile who are quite new to social media and who don't realise that everything they say is out there straight away.

"People may have certain views that they've hidden for a long time and then they think they can express it on social media."

Councillor Ahmed said the issue showed some people willingly conflate freedom of speech with racist and bigoted views.

He added: "I think there's an element of people in society who think, "Why can't we say that stuff?"

"I've had conversations with people who think like that.
"I don't want to ban freedom of speech, but expressing racist and sexist views isn't freedom of speech."

Others named and shamed in the dossier included a mixture of Tory activists and councillors from across the country.

In a tweet accompanying its findings, Hope Not Hate said: "The Conservative Party needs to take much more seriously its obligation to Muslim members, and to the wider community.

"That means tougher sanctions, and more transparency about its processes and decisions.

"Time and again, Conservative activists have been suspended for Islamophobia. Time and again they have been allowed back without apology or serious disciplinary action. The lack of transparency means we rarely see what has been decided, or why."

In response a Tory spokesman told the BBC: "All those found to be party members have been suspended immediately, pending investigation.

"The swift action we take on not just anti-Muslim discrimination, but discrimination of any kind is testament to the seriousness with which we take such issues."

I have responded with a letter to the Editor of which I have no confidence will be printed by that self-glorifying advocate of “free speech”.  I will report if the Yorkshire Post does publish it.  Here is my letter:-

Dear Sir

Re:  Your article on Monday, 2nd March by David Spereall:-  “Ex-Wakefield Tory Councillor named in dossier revealing Islamophobic comments made and shared by Party members”

The above article “named and shamed” Bryan Denson who was “called out” by the Far-Left “Campaign Group” Hope not Hate, for sharing a Facebook post by the Kent Branch of the English Democrats in 2015 which suggested that “David Cameron was wrong to call Islam “a religion of peace””. 

Yet again, despite the disingenuous claims made by the Yorkshire Post’s Editor in his BBC Radio 4 interview your newspaper is shown to be against the free speech of all those who do not agree with your Editor’s Leftist views. 

For anyone to describe Islam as “a religion of peace” is to demonstrate either that they are lying, or that they are ignorant of the history of Islam.  Anyone who does know anything at all about Islam’s history will be aware that it is a religion that was not spread by “Peace”, but by the sword and thereafter maintained by terror and massacre. 

To claim otherwise is not an exercise in free speech, but in deception and propaganda, which is what any Newspaper or Editor who actually cared for free speech should be keen to “call out”.  So I say ‘well done’ to Mr Bryan Denson for exercising his free speech and ‘badly done’ to the Yorkshire Post for opposing free speech.

Yours faithfully

R C W Tilbrook



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    1. Absolutely right you are. Here are 4 historical facts about Islam of which few people are aware:
      1) Islam is just a branch of Judaism, invented by Khadija, the 40-year-old Jewish Yemeni Slavetrader & Kabbalah Sorceress, who asked her 20-year-old employee Mohammed to marry her, filling his head with occult visions and writing down his "new" religion for him as the Koran, based entirely upon the Babylonian Jewish Talmud/Torah, though Mo never knew it, because he was illiterate. It was Khadija's vast Jewish wealth, inherited from her Jewish father, that funded Mo's Army of Conquest, wiping out whole countries full of Christians. Muslims & Jews have always been secret allies against Christianity, down through the ages, which is why very few Jews have ever been attacked or killed by Muslims at any time in history.
      2) Muslims only PRETEND to hate Jews, who have been their natural allies for 1400 years. Muslims never could have conquered Spain without the help and guidance of the Jews. First, Jewish Berbers in North Africa, inland herdsmen led by "Princess" Kahina (Cohen), attacked the peaceful Christian Berbers on the coast, destroying their towns and farms. Then she welcomed the small Muslim army arriving from the desert to the east, and forced her own Jewish sons and people to pretend to convert to Islam.
      The Muslim Moors left some of the Jews to hold the Christian families as hostages, threatening to kill them all if their men refused to help the Muslims conquer Spain. The army of enslaved Christians and willing Jewish Berbers reached Spain, and at a pre-arranged signal, the Jewish Traitors living in Toledo opened the gates to the Moorish Invaders, while the Spanish Christians were all in church celebrating Palm Sunday. They did the same in all the other Spanish towns except Malaga, where Jews were forbidden to enter. The Jews were well-rewarded for their help, and prospered in Moorish Spain as treasurers, administrators, advisers and suppliers of Christian sex slaves to the Sultans, while trampling the Christians underfoot. That's what they call the "peaceful co-existence of all three religions after the Moorish Conquest".
      3) Just as in England 167 years later, when the CryptoJewish Wulfhere, who was made ealdorman of Wiltshire by the Christian King Alfred the Great, betrayed the King to the Viking hordes, letting them swarm across Wiltshire in the darkness of Twelfth Night, attacking the Christians as they celebrated Christmas at Chippenham. And just as they have opened the Gates of the West to Muslim Invaders today (see Barbara Lerner Spectre's infamous video).
      4) And that's why most of the leaders of Muslim countries are actually Sephardic Jews, and why very few Jews have ever been attacked or killed by Muslims at any time in history. Christians have always been the target.