Another Labour Party member in London has been suspended after tweeting a link to a “vile” anti-Semitic time-line arguing that Jews were behind Britain’s wars and the overthrow of the monarchs.
Tower Hamlets member Musabbir Ali, who tweets from @mosabbir, lists himself as a Labour Party Campaign Officer on his Facebook profile, and was the chair of Spitalfields and Banglatown Labour Party.
He tweeted a blog entry called: ‘Timeline of the Jewish Genocide of the British People,’ a timeline which accuses Jews of “financing Oliver Cromwell’s other-throwing and beheading of Stuart King Charles I after he refused them control of England’s finances” and of “engineering WWI and all future wars.”
Following a complaint to the Jewish Labour Movement [JLM], Ali was suspended on Thursday, pending further investigation.
A JLM spokesperson told Jewish News: “The party has acted in a swift and appropriate manner. We await the results of the investigation with interest. There must be zero tolerance for the promotion of race hate by social media in the Labour Party.”
It is the latest instance of the party having to suspend someone’s membership following reports of anti-Semitic comments, a phenomenon which appears to have followed Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader last year. An inquiry led by former Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti is expected to establish guidance on the issue.
Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.
For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.
Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.
You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.
100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...
Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.
There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.
In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.
Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.
In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.
Voice of our community to wider society
The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.
We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.