British politician suspended for claim that Zionists caused Holocaust


(JTA) — A British political party suspended one of its local representatives following reports that she posted anti-Semitic comments online.

Anna-Marie Crampton of the small U.K. Independence Party in East Sussex was dropped as a candidate in Thursday’s election for the council of the town of Crowborough, south of London, because of comments about Jews made on her website, the BBC reported Thursday.

The website contained claims that Jews deliberately caused World War II and sacrificed their own people in the gas chambers to promote Zionism. "The Second World Wide War was engineered by the Zionist jews and financed by the banksters," the article on Crampton’s website said.

She has denied writing the remarks and said her account had been hacked.

Crampton’s Twitter contained a message saying she was not anti-Semitic and that she had been "trolled."

But Nigel Farage, the leader of the right-wing party, which won 3 percent of the vote in the 2010 general elections, said, "From this moment she does not have the endorsement of our party."

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