Tory candidate suspended for suggesting 'people hang bacon to protect homes from terrorism'

The sick joke was allegedly posted in a photo on social media by wannabe councillor David Boston.

It was one of a raft of allegations of Islamophobia by Conservative Party officials in a dossier issued by the Muslim Council of Britain yesterday.

Another Tory branded Islam’s Prophet Mohammed “a f****** paedophile”.

And the MCB also revealed a party councillor in Scotland, Stephen Goldsack, had been an adviser in the past to the far right BNP.

The Muslim umbrella body yesterday demanded Theresa May launch an independent inquiry into the scourge of Islamophobia it claimed is rife across her party.

MCB general secretary Harun Khan said they were “more than weekly occurrences” of Muslim prejudice and hatred, as he called on the PM to prove “racists and bigots have no place in the party”.

Former Tory chairman Baroness Warsi backed the Islamophobia inquiry call, as she called on her party to “stop denying that it exists”.

Tory chiefs suspended a total of nine party members and officials yesterday but turned down a party-wide probe.

A Conservative Party spokesman said: “We take all such incidents seriously, which is why we have suspended all those who have behaved inappropriately and launched immediate investigations”.

Labour MPs drew a parallel between the antisemitism scandal sweeping Jeremy Corbyn’s party and the Tories’ Islamophobia dossier.

Moderate Labour MP Wes Streeting said: “It’s easy to criticise other parties but much harder to hold a mirror up to one’s own.

“Time for Conservative MPs to speak up about this, just as many of us have done about antisemitism in Labour.”

The sometimes controversial MCB claims to be the largest Muslim body in the UK, but a recent poll by ICM found that only 2 per cent of British Muslims believe that the MCB represents them.

Its bosses have backed calls in the past for Holocaust Memorial Day to be scrapped.

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