British Labour member suspended amid antisemitism investigation

July 26, 2019 by JNS
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A member of the British Labour Party has been suspended from his local party chapter amid an antisemitism investigation.

British Labour council member Majid Dar. Credit: Majid Dar/Facebook.

Manchester council member Majid Dar was suspended after now-deleted antisemitic Facebook posts of his were exposed on Twitter.

Manchester council leader Sir Richard Leese said the posts were “antisemitic and, in at least one case, grossly so.”

Dar said he was “apologetic,” but added that what he posted was a criticism of Israel and Zionism, not Jews.

His suspension comes about six months after police in the United Kingdom have opened up a criminal probe over accusations of antisemitic hate crimes within the Labour Party.

More recently, the BBC profiled complaints about antisemitism and related issues within Labour in its TV program “Panorama.”


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