25 Tory members “suspended” over Islamophobia

Twenty five Conservative members have allegedly been suspended after allegations of Islamophobia.

From the members who are being reportedly being investigated is a woman who said “no Muslim will get my vote” and another lady who promised to “stand against the Islamification of our country”.

They were reported by a Twitter account aimed at “investigating institutional racism, Islamophobia and cover-ups in the Conservative Party”.

Another member who is believed to among those suspended was a man who posted on Facebook: “I was going through a few magazines the other day down the local mosque. I was really enjoying myself. Then the rifle jammed.”

A Tory party spokesperson said they were aware of the allegations and “action has been taken”.

The complaints were logged by the “Racists4ReesMogg” account on Twitter, which has no link to the Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

BuzzFeed News reported that 25 “self-identifying” members identified by the group were suspended pending investigation on Monday.

A party spokesperson said: “We were aware of this matter, and action has been taken.

“Party members who have been found to have made inappropriate comments have been suspended pending further investigation.”

The Twitter account that logged the complaints welcomed the news but said the Tories were “getting even more opaque”, stating it refused to confirm how many members had been suspended.

Previously, it has been highlighted that party Chairman Brandon Lewis only commented on allegations against specific members, but not confirming how many had been suspended in total.

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