A senior Nottinghamshire councillor has been suspended from the Conservative Party over an alleged ‘Islamophobic’ comment.
The comment was allegedly posted on Councillor Steve Vickers’ social media account in 2016 following a terrorist attack in Nice.
In a controversial social media post, Cllr Victors said; “The atrocities in Nice. I saw a post this afternoon about lighting candles and holding hands!
“B****x to that. Hunt them all down. Enough of all the political correctness and make Europe a safe place again.
“Sadiq Khan has asked questions about increased security in London. Has he now! He and his brethren are part of the problem.
“The Muslim leaders in every mosque in the country should be denouncing terrorists attacks every day in their local papers, in their establishments and on TV and radio.
“It is them who are now culpable for these attacks by their silence. P****d off in Retford!!!!!”
A spokesman for the Conservative Party said: “All those found to be party members have been suspended immediately, pending investigation.
“The swift action we take on not just anti-Muslim discrimination, but discrimination of any kind is testament to the seriousness with which we take such issues.”