Text messages calling UKIP racist and telling Muslims that if they don't vote they will burn in hell have been circulating around Stoke in the UK.
According to Express, the messages tell people to vote in the controversial Labour candidate Gareth Snell. “Will you be able to answer for this in the Grave and on the Final Day??? 'I helped the Enemies of Islam because…’” one of the messages reads.
Another text says “Every Racist is voting for UKIP. UKIP are a Racist Party, who are hate Muslims and Islam.”
The Sun reports the communication was reportedly sent by a labour activist Navid Hussain. UKIP party activist Tariq Mahmood revealed the messages were being “circulated via text and WhatsApp throughout the local community.”
A spokesperson for Labour told The Sun, “We were not aware of these text messages and we don’t condone the content. The campaign did not sanction the sending of these messages.”