Mr Halfon, who is Jewish, said: ‘To me there are two kinds of UKIP – the [former defence spokesman] Godfrey Bloom guy who’s like a cross between Sid James and Bernard Manning, and then there's a much more sinister element, like the MEP who said every Muslim has got to sign a declaration of non-violence, which to me is literally akin to the Nazis saying Jews should wear a yellow star.
‘I genuinely find it abhorrent and frightening. I'm amazed that man is still an MEP. How someone could say such a thing and then not apologise for it…’
Gerard Batten's idea is similar to Dave Jones' idea of making Muslims sign a declaration that they would never do anything to change the laws of this country. Here is Dave Jones at
I actually find Batten's Islamophobia repulsive. It is so stupid too, like when you have to fill in one of those forms asking if you are a criminal or a terrorist when you are about to enter the US
declaring that you do not intend to commit criminal or terrorist activity. Repulsive, lame and utterly ineffective.
Dave at least has the excuse of not having completed his secondary education. Gerard Batten does not.