Labour has lifted the suspension of a councillor who Guido revealed had written a string of anti-Semitic social media posts. Ilyas Aziz was suspended in May after calling for Jews to “relocate” out of the Middle East, comparing Jews to Nazis, sharing multiple anti-Semitic Rothschilds memes and a “drinking blood” blood libel slur. Cllr Aziz now says:
“Can resume my Labour Party activities now that my suspension lifted. Thanks to all who stood by me in difficult times.”
This wasn’t a one-off retweet, Aziz is a serial offender and the sort of person Corbyn’s Labour evidently want in their party. Expect more anti-Semites to be welcomed back in…
UPDATE: Stephen Silverman from the Campaign Against Antisemitism told Guido:
“Away from the glare of public scrutiny, Labour has quietly lifted the suspension of yet another virulent antisemite. Once again, it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that the openly-expressed hatred of the Jewish people merits no more than a slap on the wrist in a party that refuses to allow any transparency around its internal disciplinary processes. Under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party is not fit for Jews or those opposed to racism.”
9:30am: Guido reveals Labour councillor Ilyas Aziz’s anti-Semitic Facebook posts.
11:01am: Aziz suspended by Labour.
12:54pm: Guido reveals Labour councillor Salim Mulla writing “Zionist Jews are a disgrace to humanity”.
1:26pm: Mulla suspended by Labour.
4:23pm: Guido finds Labour councillor Shah Hussain comparing an Israeli footballer to Hitler.
4:40pm: Hussain suspended by Labour.
60 hours until the polls open…
A Labour Party Spokesperson said: “Ilyas Aziz has been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation.”
The time between Guido story and action taken reduces to just two hours…
Pictured with Jeremy Corbyn above is Ilyas Aziz, a Labour councillor in Nottingham who backed Jezza for Leader. Cllr Aziz is Facebook friends with dozens of Labour MPs, all of whom must have missed him arguing that Israeli Jews should “relocate” to America “now“. Naz Shah was suspended for saying almost the exact same thing…
Cllr Aziz is also obsessed with the Rothschilds, for example posting this David Icke graphic:
And this image from the “Israel – Rothschilds’ Frankenstein Monster” account:
Cllr Aziz also posted a graphic about “drinking Gaza blood”. Readers can familiarise themselves with the blood libel here.
To complete the set of anti-Semitic tropes, Cllr Aziz has compared Israelis to Nazis:
Labour were expected to lose councillors on Thursday this week, not Monday…