Far-right MEP candidate Norman Lowell has been reported to the Broadcasting Authority and the police for hate speech following his disgraceful comments about children with disability.

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The report was filed by the Commission for the Rights of People with a Disability soon after the leader of the so-called Imperium Europa was seen as having promoted eugenics during a TV interview on F-Living

During the Nazi era in Germany, eugenics prompted the sterilisation of several hundred thousand people then helped lead to anti-semitic programmes of euthanasia.

Mr Lowell was reported to have said on TV that horribly mentally defective babies should be aborted or granted a benign mercy killing.

During the interview, weeks ahead of the European Parliament elections, he asked whether anyone enjoyed going to a village which was full of "village idiots" and whether anyone wanted "handicapped people".

Commissioner Oliver Scicluna said the CRPD had received complaints from several people.

Mr Lowell, a Nazi sympathiser who once said migrants should be gunned down at sea, was handed down a two-year jail term suspended for four years in 2008 after he was found guilty of inciting racial hatred and insulting the President of Malta.

He recently sparked more controversy after he compared the World War Two concentration camp Auschwitz to the "Disneyland of Poland".

His comment elicited a reaction from the Democratic Party's MEP candidate Martin Cauchi Inglott, who wrote: "Auschwitz remains a living pain to decent people. More than 6 million dead deserve better. Lest we become complacent thinking it cannot happen again..."


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