'I wish Cumbrian murderer shot illegal immigrants' says BNP
election candidate Charlotte Lewis
6:00am Thursday 17th June 2010
Exclusive By Mike Didymus
A BNP election candidate advocated the murder of illegal
immigrants in the wake of the recent Cumbrian massacre.
Right-wing activist Charlotte Lewis, from Thornton Heath, wrote
on her Facebook page that mass-murderer Derrick Bird should
have come to London and slaughtered illegal immigrants rather
than his "fellow British people".
Her tirade is the latest in a string of hate-filled rants and calls for
violence against "pakis" through her Facebook page.
The latest post reads: "Ok, so I may well get in to trouble for
saying this - but I've got to get it off my chest.
"I wish that Derrick Bird could have come down to London & shot
dead some illegal immigrants, rather than killing his fellow
"If that offends you then tough; it's my opinion and I'm entitled to
Her comments refer to taxi driver Derrick Bird, who went on a
killing spree in west Cumbria on June 2, shooting dead 12 people
and injuring 11 others.
Her latest Facebook rant was highlighted by website Hope Not
Hate, Searchlight's campaign to counter racism and fascism in
elections and beyond.
Gerry Gable from Searchlight said: "I think anybody advocating
the murder of illegal immigrants should be prosecuted.
"People may view Charlotte Lewis as being a bit potty, but the
overwhelming interest in firearms of the BNP tells a much more
When contacted by the Croydon Guardian Miss Lewis, 37,
questioned why her "innocuous" comments were being treated
In a bizarre rant she flip-flopped repeatedly over whether illegal
immigrants should be murdered or not, before asking why her
love of Chandi the dancing dog in Britain's Got Talent was not
being treated as a story.
She said: "It would be preferable to kill illegal immigrants than
fellow British people, because they shouldn ’t be in this country."
Miss Lewis' true face was revealed in April after pictures were
discovered of her swigging from a bottle of alcopops while clad in
a burqa during a Halloween party.
The Carshalton and Wallington parliamentary candidate, who also
ran for Croydon Council’s Shirley ward in the May elections, was
snapped revealing her contempt for Muslims by hitching up her
costume to reveal her underwear.
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