Galloway's 'Holohoax' campaigner exposed

Controversial Batley and Spen by-election candidate reportedly drops volunteer from team over alleged Shoah-denial on Facebook


LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: George Galloway is interviewed by journalists Parliament Square during Stop The War Coalition's emergency protest on December 1, 2015 in London, England. The emergency protest which will march past The Conservative and Labour party headquarters has been called ahead of tomorrows vote in Parliament on whether the United Kingdom will commence bombing operations over Syria. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

George Galloway has sought to distance himself from a former campaign volunteer accused of referring to a “Holohoax” on social media, according to the Mail on Sunday.

According to the report, Mr Galloway removed Shammy Cheema from his team on Saturday night after offensive comments made on Facebook were flagged. 

In a post, from June 2019, he allegedly used the term the “Holohoax” and described it as “the big fat Zionist cow that's been milked for the last 80 years.”

He also wrote that the Holocaust was “an exaggerated version of events to beg indefinite public sympathy”, the Mail on Sunday reported. 

Mr Cheema reportedly told the news site he had “mistakenly strayed into using antisemitic tropes” and used “insensitive” language.

The former MP said he “absolutely” condemned antisemitism and Holocaust denial but stressed he could not “be held responsible” for the social media activity of his more than 200 campaign volunteers. 

“I have fought antisemitism and Holocaust denial all my life – in Parliament, on radio and on television,” he also told the outlet. 

Mr Galloway was contacted for comment. 

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