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George Galloway’s pro-Gaza occasion has a star candidate who has made dozens of anti-Islam tweets, together with describing it as a “false religion” and accusing it of being based mostly on “lies”.

Former Rugby Super League star Keith Mason was introduced because the occasion’s candidate in Wakefield, and acquired a private endorsement from George Galloway in May.

The video of the pair, filmed in Parliament, noticed Mr Galloway describe Mr Mason as “the next MP for Wakefield”.

However regardless of the occasion closely focusing on Muslim voters on the election, Mr Mason’s view of the faith seems to be closely at odds to Mr Galloway’s.

In quite a few posts to Twitter/X in 2023, Mr Mason repeatedly described Muhammad as a “false prophet” and a “warlord”.

He added: “He was a murderer and married a 7 year old girl he ain’t no messenger”.

The former rugby star has repeated the insult concerning the prophet’s younger bride on at the least three events, including in March final 12 months: “Imagine believing in a man who married a 6 year old”.

In addition to calling Islam a false faith, on two additional events Mr Mason used the phrase: “Islam without lies dies”.

The feedback may show tough for a celebration closely leveraging the present battle in Gaza to peel away Muslim voters from Labour on the election.

Speaking after his by-election victory in March, George Galloway stated that this election “will be about Muslims”.

He spoke of his hope of choosing up “potentially millions of votes from those… who wish to defend the Muslim communities in Britain”.

Mr Mason has additionally had quite a few run-ins with the regulation, with him claiming he has been arrested over 50 occasions.

In 2015 the parliamentary hopeful was banned from driving after he crashed right into a automobile carrying a mom and her two daughters earlier than leaving the scene.

After retiring from sport, he later develop into an actor alongside Mickey Rourke.

Mr Mason is just not the primary Workers Party candidate to have had controversial social media statements unearthed throughout the election.

Yesterday the Sunday Telegraph claimed that the occasion’s candidate for Chesterfield, Julie Lowe, posted a tweet disputing that six million Jews died within the Holocaust.

Meanwhile one other candidate shared a social media publish belittling Holocaust Memorial Day as a “galactic load of victimhood”.

In April, the Express revealed that considered one of Mr Galloway’s star candidates – the previous MEP Ahmad Bashir – was beforehand described by Mr Galloway himself as “so untrustworthy as to be unfit to represent voters”.

In 2015 Mr Galloway accused Mr Bashir of failing to have “any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest”.

When confronted with their previous disagreement, Mr Galloway insisted: “There’s been a lot of water under the bridge since [I made those remarks]”.

Both the Workers Party and Mr Mason had been approached for remark.