I am writing to you as a fellow Member of the European Parliament and as Co-President of the European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) to draw your attention to racist, xenophobic and homophobic speech by Angel Dzhambazki MEP, a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists group. Please see the documents attached.
Mr Dzhambazki has in the past few weeks openly called for a civil war against Roma in Bulgaria in an article authored by him as well as engaged in hate speech online against Roma people, Muslims and LGBTI people.
Therefore I would urge you to take immediate action against Mr Dzhambazki. Such behaviour which is clearly hate speech should not be tolerated and should be sanctioned by the ECR group. His actions are all the more irresponsible and dangerous given that he is a Member of the European Parliament and the current context in Europe where the rights of non-discrimination and equality have come under attack.
Racism and xenophobia are direct violations of the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. It is imperative that all of us fight intolerance and I hope you take action.
Soraya Post MEP
Co-President of ARDI