LABOUR CANDIDATE: Children ‘Brainwashed’ Into Thinking Hitler Was Bad Guy
The Labour Party was left yesterday facing new accusations that it turns a blind eye to anti-Semitism. In Bradford, it has shortlisted a former Respect activist, Nasreen Khan, who was forced to apologise over a series of anti-Semitic comments she made in a posting on Facebook.
In 2012, using the name Naz Kahn, Ms Khan said:
“It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler.
“What have the Jews done good in this world??”
Pressed about her remarks, she responded:
“No, I’m not a Nazi, I’m an ordinary British Muslim that had an opinion and put it across. We have worse people than Hitler in this world now.”
Ms Khan has subsequently apologised and said that her remarks were “unacceptable”. She is being shortlisted in the race to replace Councillor Naveeda Ikram, who currently sits as an independent councillor for Little Horton and who is due to go on trail for misconduct next month.
However, anti-Semitism within Labour has become widespread. One Labour councillor suggested that there is a ‘worldwide Jewish conspiracy’ and another tweeted an image of an Israeli flag dripping with blood alongside the slogan ‘Israel is evil, long live Palestine’.
Three top Jewish writers have written to The Times arguing:
“constructive criticism of Israeli governments has morphed into something closer to anti-Semitism under the cloak of so-called anti-Zionism”.
Historians Simon Schama and Simon Sebag Montefiore and Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson slammed Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to deal with anti-Semitism within the Labour Party as “derisory”.
UPDATE: Kipper Central understands Ms Khan has now been selected and confirmed as the candidate in Little Horton.