The Islamist sect that ran the Afghan government for five years has now turned its attention to running a whiplash insurance scam in Leicester, a Ukip official has claimed.
Richard Crouch, a Ukip branch secretary, said the former Afghan ruling party was staging car accidents and distributing bogus liability forms in a bid to raise funds.
Mr Crouch claimed that the central Asian country’s one-time government was focusing on hometown of Leicester for reasons unknown.
“Members of the Taliban are staging ‘whipcash’ accidents in Leicester before the law is changed,” he warned on his Facebook page.
“They pretend not to speak English and try to get you to sign a piece of paper which is actually committing you to full liability – please be careful.”
Ukip has launched an investigation into Mr Crouch, whose Facebook page – now deleted – also featured a number of appalling racist comments.
Comments posted on the page described his hometown as “Britain’s biggest sh*thole”, which was “full of pak*s”.
In another rant, he said: “We have coped with a[sic] African invasion, a[sic ] Indian invasion, a Chinese invasion, a polish invasion, the Romanian invasion is one invasion to[sic] far the other groups have the plus points, the Romanians are pick pocketing criminals, fuck the European Union time to get our borders and say no, get fuc**d you left wing bast*rds your[sic] not fuck**g us again”
As well as running the party’s local branch, Mr Crouch was Ukip’s candidate for Lutterworth Town Council late last year.
The comments were made at various points in 2013 ranging from 9 May to 31 December. Mr Crouch told the MailOnline website that his Facebook page had been hacked.
In pictures: The rise of Ukip
In pictures: The rise of Ukip
1/8 1993: Alan Sked forms Ukip
History professor Alan Sked had been active in anti-EU politics for a while beore he founded Ukip in 1993. He resigned from the party after the 1997 election, concerned that it was attracting far-right members, and has been critical of Ukip since. Picture: Reuters
2/8 2005: Kilroy defects
Former TV presenter Robert Kilroy-Silk founded Veritas in 2005, after a failed bid to become leader, and took many of Ukip's elected members with him. But the party slowly lost its popularity and didn't put forward any candidates in the last election. Picture: REUTERS/Kieran Doherty REUTERS KD/RUS
3/8 2010: Farage becomes leader, again
Farage had led Ukip from 2006 until 2009, when he stood down to fight against the Speaker, John Bercow, for his Buckingham seat. He failed to win the election and returned to lead the party in November 2010. Picture: REUTERS/Kieran Doherty
4/8 2010: Ukip fights for election
Nigel Farage was injured in a plane crash on polling day in the 2010 general election, but his party increased its success in the votes. It fielded 572 candidates and took 3.1% of the vote, though failed to win any seats. REUTERS/Darren Staples
5/8 2013: Eastleigh gains
Ukip's candidate Diane James got the highest ever number of votes for any candidate from the party, but was beaten by the Liberal Democrats. The surge in support gave Ukip confidence ahead of local and European elections later in the year. Picture: Reuters
6/8 2013: Bloom kicked out
Godfrey Bloom, who served as an Ukip MEP from 2004 to 2014, had the whip withdrawn in 2013 after sexist comments and an attack on a journalist. He sat as an independent MEP until 2014, when he ended his term in office. Picture: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
7/8 2014: European election success
Ukip got a higher proportion of the vote than any other party in 2014's European elections, adding 11 new MEPs and taking its total to 24. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
8/8 2014: Carswell defects
Douglas Carswell defected from Ukip at the end of August, and was followed by Mark Reckless at the end of September, who resigned from the Tories amid rumours of many more defections to come. Picture: REUTERS/Toby Melville
He also said he was not a candidate for the party – a claim contradicted by election literature posted on Twitter and official council records of the recent council by-election in which he fought.
Mr Crouch's LinkedIn profile says he is still the secretary of the party's Bosworth and South Leicestershire branch.
A Ukip spokesperson said: “His comments will be investigated and considered at the earliest opportunity by the National Executive Committee as part of an established disciplinary procedure.”