Naz Shah Now Against Promoting Extremist Content on Twitter

Naz Shah is getting very angry in the Commons about Trump promoting “extremist content” on Twitter. That’s the same Naz Shah who posted that Jews should be kicked out of the Middle East, warned “the Jews are rallying” and shared pro-Hamas tweets. Stunning lack of self-awareness.

UPDATE: Tory MP Andrew Percy comments:

“Everyone agrees Britain First are a disgusting set of hate peddlers, though the Labour Party are in no position to lecture on this matter. Not only have scores of their members shared extremist content or peddled racist conspiracy theories, they are led by a man who openly describes a terrorist organisations that wish to wipe out an entire race of people as his ‘friends’. Of course President Trump should be called out on his tweets, though Labour might do well to spend as much time on their own problem with extremism.”

Corbyn and Labour MPs Host MEND in Parliament

In all the Fallon excitement, Corbyn should not be allowed to get away with his attendance at the MEND event in parliament last night. There’s no two ways about it, MEND is an extremist-linked group whose senior figures have praised Al-Qaeda, attended speeches by al-Qaeda hate preachers, and justified the murder of British troops. Last week the respected Henry Jackson Society think tank dubbed MEND “Islamists posing as civil libertarians”. Tory MPs pulled out of last night’s event when details of MEND’s extremist links were published in the media over the weekend. Yet still Corbyn agreed to be the keynote speaker. Labour MPs Wes Streeting, Stephen Kinnock, Naz Shah, Kate Green and Afzal Khan all attended. Corbyn’s face is now proudly splashed across MEND’s Twitter page.

MEND is a seriously nasty group. Jez and the Labour MPs who attended will have seen the reports about them over the weekend. And they still turned up. It’ll be missed as sleaze takes centre stage, but this is grim stuff from Labour…

MP Heckled “Jew, Jew, Jew” For Saying Israel Has Right to Exist

Sources on the ground in troubled Bradford West think the Corbyn surge could help save Labour’s Naz Shah, who is facing an increasing threat from independent Salma Yaqoob. Yaqoob – of Respect and Stop the War fame – is running a professional campaign and so far two other independents have stood down to back her. At a tumultuous hustings on Wednesday Shah was shouted down for expressing support for Israel’s right to exist. After Shah says “I continue to stand by my statement that I believe in Israel’s right to exist” an audience member can clearly be heard shouting “Jew, Jew, Jew“. Aisha Ali-Khan, who was at the hustings, told Guido: “I was horrified at the conduct some of those in the room.Yet more disturbing stuff in Bradford…

Labour Vote Split in Bradford

Former Respect leader Salma Yaqoob is running as an independent against Labour’s Naz Shah in Bradford West (majority 11,420). In one sense Yaqoob is fighting a straightforward grudge match against Shah, who ousted Yaqoob’s former colleague George Galloway in 2015 (though Yaqoob denies it’s all about just getting Galloway’s own back for him). Salma’s candidacy has turned Bradford into an interesting three-way race…

Last week independent Khadim Hussain withdrew his candidacy to endorse Yaqoob, which shows she is making deals on the ground, and it is certain she will split Shah’s vote to some degree. Guido now hears that some former Labour activists have been attracted away from Shah by Yaqoob, who has also been positioning herself as a Corbynista of sorts and – having shared many an anti-war platform – is well-connected to Corbyn himself, who was once rumoured to be lining her up for a Labour seat. Tory George Grant is likely to pick up the modest UKIP vote and would of course benefit from a nationwide swing to the Tories (before Galloway the Tories were the second party in the constituency). Salma will damage Naz, but by how much?

Naz Shah Attends Event With Extremist-Linked Zionist-Haters

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Naz Shah’s rehabilitation following her anti-Semitism scandal had been going well. Her mea culpa seemed genuine, she won the support of the Jewish community and came across well on a Channel 5 documentary last week. So it’s a shame she decided to attend an event in parliament with Mend, as the Sun on Sunday reports. Mend is a very unsavoury group. They employ Azad Ali, a man who has written of his “love” for an al-Qaeda terrorist. They have defended Cage, the extremist group linked to Jihadi John. Their Twitter feed is awash with rants about the “Zionist Lobby”. Their ex-chief Sufyan Ismail – who sat next to Shah at the event – has tweeted about “Zionist funders” of MPs. Mend also promoted a ‘Fake News’ conspiracy theory article claiming the “Israel Lobby manufactured” Shah’s anti-Semitism scandal. Regrettable that Naz is once again legitimising such behaviour… 

CPS Deciding on Charging Home Affairs Committee MP

Naz Shah Gaza Convoy

More trouble brewing for the Home Affairs select committee – Guido understands West Yorkshire Police have handed a file on anti-Semitism row Naz Shah to the Crown Prosecution Service. Shah was reinstated to the Labour Party despite being the subject of an ongoing police investigation over her tweets about “Jews“. Given she herself admitted they were racist it’s an interesting decision for the CPS. Though perhaps not the most interesting decision they’ll have to make about a Home Affairs select committee member…

Naz Shah Suspension Lifted

Labour have lifted the suspension of Naz Shah, the MP who Guido revealed had said Israeli Jews should face “transportation” out of the Middle East, compared Israelis to Hitler and claimed “the Jews are rallying”. Shah had been profusely apologetic all along and will apologise again for bringing the party into disrepute. Shami Chakrabarti’s recommendation of no lifetime ban for anti-Semitism is being enforced. Promotion to the Shadow Cabinet imminent?

Unite Motion Calls for “Loyal” Anti-Semites to Be Reinstated

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Unite had up until now managed to stay out of the Labour anti-Semitism crisis. That’s not good enough for the London ITC branch of the Union, who will next Thursday be debating readmitting suspended members. Sources say the following is specifically about anti-Semitism. The branch’s motion claims:

There has been a wave of expulsions within the Labour Party, targeting socialist activists and supporters of Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

These comrades are being expelled on the grounds that they do not support the aims and values of the Labour Party.

This branch believes the expelled comrades are loyal Labour Party members, who are being targeted on spurious grounds as part of a right-wing campaign to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

The lack of due process involved in these expulsions is outrageous, as is the failure to apply the principles of natural justice.

The shadowy and unaccountable Compliance Unit is acting in the manner of a vigilante as a law unto itself.

This branch demands that a stop be brought to these expulsions and that all those who do support the aims and values of the Labour Party be welcomed into the Party with open arms.

That the Compliance Unit be abolished. That, rather than expelling socialist activists, Labour focus its attention on uniting together around a socialist programme in order to defend Corbyn, kick out the Tories, and end austerity.

Loyal Labour party members who believe Zionists colluded with the Nazis, Israelis should be “relocated“, and who call on their comrades to address the Jewish question. All comrades targeted on spurious grounds, apparently…

Naz Shah Resigns From Home Affairs Select Committee

She says she has decided to step down from the HAC due to hold an inquiry into anti-Semitism. Shame, she might have learned something…

The inquiry is calling for Jezza and Ken to give evidence. What could go wrong… 

Diane Abbott Defends Naz Shah, Says Anti-Semitism Isn’t a Problem For Labour

Just six days before the London mayoral election, Diane Abbott is in Switzerland this afternoon dining with investment bankers, tax avoiders and the one percent. She is the guest of honour of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce at a three course lunch at one of the most spectacular hotels in Zurich, the iconic Zunfthaus zur Meisen. Where she offered her thoughts on Naz Shah, Ken Livingstone and Labour anti-Semitism…

According to a co-conspirator in the room, Diane said anti-Semitism “isn’t a problem in the Labour Party, no more than in other mainstream parties”She defended Naz Shah, saying her Facebook posts were “made before she was an MP“. When challenged that the posts were still anti-Semitic, Diane denied this was an “issue“, saying that “other people think this but don’t put it on Facebook“. On Hitlergate, she opined: “Ken is Ken, he’s seeking attention”. What kind of Labour politician would seek attention, eh Diane…

She also spoke about the referendum, admitting Corbyn is “having a hard time at the moment” and that he has been “on a journey” with regards his EU position. She claimed Jezza isn’t spending the money campaigning to Remain “because he wants to prioritise local elections first”. Unlike Diane, who is 500 miles away…

Rupa Huq Defends Naz Shah’s Anti-Semitism

An astonishing interview by Labour MP Rupa Huq on the Today programme, in which she defended Naz Shah’s actions as merely a “silly” mistake and insisted: “Naz Shah did not write any anti-Semitic tracts, she just clicked share“. Errr, Shah typed the words “the Jews are rallying”…

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Huq then compared tweeting a graphic of Israelis being transported out of the Middle East to tweeting a funny photo of Boris Johnson on a zip-wire. Is another Labour MP going to have to apologise for her comments on anti-Semitism? A classic case of going on the radio and not having a clue what you’re talking about…

Naz Shah Suspended By Labour

“Jeremy Corbyn and Naz Shah have mutually agreed that she is administratively suspended from the Labour Party by the General Secretary. Pending investigation, she is unable to take part in any party activity and the whip is removed.”

The timeline of how Guido forced her suspension below:

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Wednesday

Nobody survives the crosshairs.

Naz Shah’s Parliamentary Aide Suspended By Labour

Cllr Mohammad Shabbir confirms to Guido that he has been suspended by Labour following our story this morning. How can the party suspend Shabbir and not Naz Shah? This looks like one rule for low profile councillors and another for high profile MPs…

Supporting Terror: Naz Shah’s Pro-Hamas Tweets

In July 2014, Naz Shah tweeted a statement from Osama Hamdan, the head of international relations for Hamas, in which he argued that Hamas is a “legitimate resistance movement”.

This is not a one-off. In December 2014, just six months before she became an MP, Shah promoted an article about a contested EU court ruling that Hamas should be removed from the terror list:

Hamas is a proscribed terrorist organisation in the UK. This, according to Amnesty International, is what Hamas did to Palestinian prisoners during the 2014 Gaza War:

“There were marks of torture and bullet shots on his body. His arms and legs were broken… his body was as if you’d put it in a bag and smashed it… His body was riddled with about 30 bullets. He had slaughter marks around his neck, marks of knives… And from behind the head – there was no brain. Empty… It was difficult for us to carry him… He was heavy, like when you put meat in a bag; no bones. His bones were smashed. They broke him in the prison”

Of course the Hamas founding charter calls for the obliteration of Israel.

Shah is going to make a statement in the Commons imminently… 

PM: “Extraordinary” Naz Shah Still Has Labour Whip

Dave says she is guilty of “racism” and must be suspended…

Shadow Cabinet Split: Lisa Nandy Tells Corbyn to Sack Naz Shah

Shadow Cabinet minister Lisa Nandy demanded live on the Daily Politics that Jeremy Corbyn withdraws the whip from Naz Shah:

This is not going to go away until Labour take action…

Corbyn Statement on Naz Shah

“What Naz Shah did was offensive and unacceptable. I have spoken to her and made this clear.

“These are historic social media posts made before she was a Member of Parliament.

“Naz has issued a fulsome apology. She does not hold these views and accepts she was completely wrong to have made these posts.

“The Labour Party is implacably opposed to anti-Semitism and all forms of racism.”

So opposed that Corbyn is still happy for her to remain as a Labour MP…

Naz Shah Employed “Zio”-Hater as Taxpayer-Funded Aide

The Labour councillor who regularly uses the anti-Semitic epithet zios was employed by Naz Shah as her taxpayer-funded aide while she was an MP. Mohammad Shabbir ran her office, was given a parliamentary email address and was Shah’s point of contact for job applications. Shabbir appears in the parliamentary email address book as “member’s staff” for the Bradford West MP:

Why did Shah employ a man who repeatedly authored anti-Semitic slurs as her taxpayer-funded office manager?

Naz Shah Runs Charity With Anti-Semitic Labour Councillor

Race row Labour MP Naz Shah is the chair of Sharing Voices, a charity in Bradford run by Labour councillor Mohammad Shabbir. Shah and Cllr Shabbir are close friends, the pair have been photographed together regularly and have worked together for years. Shah has repeatedly promoted Cllr Shabbir’s website on her Twitter page and regularly shares his tweets.

Cllr Shabbir often uses the word “zio“, a racial epithet used by the KKK and Neo-Nazi groups:

He has also on several occasions equated the Israel-Palestine conflict to the Holocaust, another well-known anti-Semitic trope:

In a post on his website responding to a story about a woman being raped by a group of Pakistani men, Cllr Shabbir pointed to “orthodox Jews who are involved in the sex trafficking trade” and directed readers to text suggesting that demand for victims of sex trafficking “is particularly high among Haredim, the conservative Orthodox Jews, many of whom are regular clients of brothels”. Shah also tweeted a link to an article by Cllr Shabbir in which he compared Zionists to al-Qaeda…

Two questions for Labour ahead of PMQs:

  • Will they withdraw the whip from Naz Shah?
  • Will they suspend Cllr Shabbir?

24 hours on from the original revelations, Jeremy Corbyn has still refused to comment…

Pressure Mounts on Naz Shah

24 hours later, the under-fire Labour MP is splashed across this morning’s front pages. You’re either in front of Guido[…] Read the rest

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