LABOUR AND ISLAM: Birmingham Selection Exposes Blind Spot Again
Birmingham Labour Party have selected a law student, Safia Noor to fight the Small Heath ward in the upcoming May elections. Ms Noor has made no secret of her opinions, after the Westminster attacks earlier this year, she posted on her Facebook above an article detailing the attacker, Khalid Masood’s interest in jihad;
So someone got stabbed after the attack last week as a result of media and government claiming that SO CALLED ISIS HAD CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY.
There is no ISIS and there is no proof.
Members of Parliament representing Labour – Liam Byrne and Jess Philips (Hodge Hill and Yardley respectively) have publicly backed Safia Noor knowing she made the statement denying ISIS even existed.
Whilst tributes were pouring in for the heroic Parliament policeman PC Keith Palmer who was knifed to death on duty, the prospective candidate for Small Heath ward in Birmingham posted on Facebook ‘So someone got stabbed.’ Forty others received medical attention as a result of the attack by Khalid Masood on March 22 2017.
Safia Noor also trivialized the death of four victims after the terror attacks in Westminster earlier this year saying ‘people die everyday in Syria, Palestine, Africa, Rohingya, Kashmir:
Can people relax and stop fighting on Facebook, sadly people died in Westminster today but people die everyday in Syria Palestine Africa Rohingya Kashmir.. Need I carry on?!! Grow up and stop pointing fingers!
Her comments were hashtagged #AdultsPlayingDumb and #UnityNotWar.
Need I carry on?’
Despite her insensitivity and denial of the terrorist organisation, Noor was still selected by the Birmingham board and members. Yardley MP Jess Philips acknowledged the party have ‘lots and lots of problems that we need to be concentrating on’ and admitted Safia Noor ‘said stupid things’. Granted, she has apologised but what needs to concern all potential Labour voters is the implication that Labour is prepared to accept the trivialisation of the risk that groups such as ISIS pose and not willing to tackle the issue head-on due to a greater concern for politically correct sensibilities than the lives of British citizens.
Far from being non-existent and despite having seen its last physical territories overrun, ISIS remains a clear and present danger. ISIS are famous for their slaughter and beheadings in of innocent civilians in Syria and low budget terror attacks carried out by Jihadis in their quest to quash Western peace and democracy.
At war with Christianity, ISIS idea of the Holy Trinity is three armies of Islam coming from Levant, Yemen and Iraq.
Even a Labour Party activist, Majid Khan found it incredible that Safia Noor is considered suitable to represent an area of Birmingham particularly vulnerable to extremism. Khan was ‘shocked’ his local MP’s were supporting her and thus denying ISIS mass murder of more than 10,000 innocent Kurdish tribes since 2012. Labour must be challenged head on over its weakness when addressing Islamic terrorism.