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Jessica Whelan quits as Liberal federal election candidate over anti-Muslim social media posts
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia May 14, 2019 07:34pm|
|Author||Dan Conifer and Brett Worthington|
|News Date||Friday, May 3, 2019 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||The Liberal Party has accepted the resignation of Tasmanian candidate Jessica Whelan following more allegations about her social media activity. |
Overnight screenshots emerged that appear to show comments made on Facebook spouting anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant views.
"Clearly these posts are inappropriate, and the Liberal Party was not aware of their existence until they were reported," the Liberal Party said in a statement.
"Therefore, she has offered her resignation as a candidate and the Liberal Party has accepted it."
Ms Whelan was yesterday accused in Tasmania's Parliament of making several Islamophobic comments on Facebook, including a post about genital mutilation.
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