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Labour councillor resigns over claims she called Hitler 'the greatest man in history' | The Star, Kenya

12.4.16

Labour councillor resigns over claims she called Hitler 'the greatest man in history' | The Star, Kenya: A Labour councillor resigned this morning over claims she posted a series of shockingly offensive anti-Semitic tweets.

Among the most offensive remarks on Aysegul Gurbuz's Twitter profile was a claim that Hitler was the "greatest man in history".

The discovery of the Luton councillor's vile comments - revealed by the Mail on Sunday - was the latest in a series of anti-Semitic scandals to hit the Labour party.

She was suspended by the party at the weekend but this morning she quit as councillor. She said her offensive tweets were made when she was "just 16 or 17" and were "ill judged and offensive".

She also said "multiple people" had access to her Twitter account.

The 20-year-old student is also alleged to have said she hoped Iran would use a nuclear weapon to "wipe Israel off the map".

One tweet, written in January 2013, said: "The Jews are so powerful in the US it’s disgusting."


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