Tory candidate quits over anti-Islamic and homophobic tweets

A Conservative party candidate has resigned after posting anti-Islamic and homophobic comments on Twitter.

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Tory candidate quits over anti-Islamic tweets

A Conservative party candidate has resigned after posting homophobic and anti-Islamic and comments on Twitter.

David Bishop, a Tory candidate in Brentwood South, Essex, apologised for posting the messages. Credit: Reuters

David Bishop, a candidate in Brentwood South, Essex, apologised after retweeting posts including one that referred to Islam as the "religion of rape” and another that read “How CAN a gay guy keep a straight face?,” the Brentwood Gazette reported.

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