Mohammed Amin the chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum has made comparisons between leadership hopeful Boris Johnson and Adolf Hitler, and will quit if Johnson becomes prime minister.
Amin told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “I am not prepared to be a member of a party that chooses him as its leader.
“I would resign after 36-years.”
Amin was asked about Johnson’s popularity with grassroots members he said, “There are many horrible people who have been popular. Popularity is not the test.
“The test is, is this person sufficiently moral to be prime minister, and I believe he fails that test.”
He added, “A lot of Germans thought that Hitler was the right man for them.”
He was told that is a “shocking comparison” and Amin responded with, “Yes.”
“I am not saying Boris Johnson wants to send people to the gas chamber, clearly he doesn’t.
“He’s a buffoon.
“But he, as far as I’m concerned, has insufficient concern about the nature of truth for me to ever be a member of a party that he leads.
“We don’t expect our politicians, our prime ministers, to be saints.
“But we do require a basic level of morality and integrity.
“And of all the candidates in the Conservative Party leadership election, Boris Johnson is the only one that I believe fails that test.”
He further said that Johnson has placed some Muslim women at risk after he compared last August women who wear burkas to “letter boxes and bank robbers.”
“He knew exactly what effect it would have; it would lead to Muslim women who wear niqab and burka being verbally abused on the streets; in certain cases being physically assaulted, with people trying to tear it off.
“He chose to mock Muslim women who wear niqab and burka for his own purposes.”