Corbyn’s anti-Semitism rises

Jeremy Corbyn rinsed Ken Livingstone?for his anti-Semitic comments, but went light on many others. Now, however, he is embroiled in his own anti-Semitic comments ?after comparing Israel to ISIS.

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of comparing?the Israeli state to terrorist groups including Isis in a speech on combating antisemitism in the Labour Party.

The embattled Labour leader was speaking after the launch of a report by the former director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti.

?Modern antisemitism may not always be about overt violence and persecution, though there is too much of that even to this day. We must also be vigilant against subtler and invidious manifestations of this nasty ancient hatred and avoid slipping into its traps by accident or intent,? Mr Corbyn said.

?Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the Netanyahu government than our Muslim friends are for those of various self-styled Islamic states or organisations.?

Many listeners equated Mr Corbyn?s comments with a direct comparison between the Israeli government and Isis, which calls itself the ?Islamic State?.

The Afghan Taliban also styles itself as the ?Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan? and countless other Islamist terror groups are waging insurgencies to build their own states governed under a fundamentalist interpretation of Sharia law, including Boko Haram in Nigeria and al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Sam Stopp, a Labour councillor in Wembley, said Mr Corbyn had “compared Israel to Isis”, writing on Twitter: “For that alone, he should resign. I am red with fury.?

He is claiming he didn’t mean ISIS, but it is obvious he did. He said clearly “various self-styled Islamic states or organisations”, which obviously includes ISIS, the Taliban and many other nasty scumbags, including Hamas.

The man is a disgrace. But Labour’s anti-Semitism problem gets worse. At the same meeting, a launch of a report into anti-Semitism inside the Labour party,?a Jewish MP was attacked by one of Corbyn’s supporters.

A Jewish Labour MP today demanded Jeremy Corbyn resign over his ‘catastrophic’ failure of leadership after he watched silently as one of his supporters heckled her.

Ruth Smeeth said she had made a formal complaint about the Labour leader’s actions at the launch of a report into anti-Semitism today when she was shouted at by a Momentum activist.

Ms Smeeth walked out of the event in tears today after Marc Wadsworth accused her of working ‘hand in hand’ with a right wing newspaper.

The Stoke on Trent North MP today said Mr Corbyn’s ‘failure to intervene is final proof that he is unfit to lead’.

Wes Streeting, one of Labour’s newest MPs, today said the event showed Mr Corbyn had lost any ‘moral authority’ as Labour leader and told MailOnline it was further proof he should quit.

Ms Smeeth accused Mr Wadsworth of using ‘traditional anti-Semitic slurs’ and said it was ‘beyond belief’ the incident occurred at an anti-Semitism event.

She said: ‘People like this have no place in our party or our movement and must be opposed.

‘Until today I had made no public comment about Jeremy’s ability to lead our party, but the fact that he failed to intervene is final proof for me that he is unfit to lead, and that a Labour Party under his stewardship cannot be a safe space for British Jews.

‘I have written to the General Secretary of the Labour Party and the Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party to formally complain about this morning’s events.’

‘No-one from the Leader’s office has contacted me since the event, which is itself a catastrophic failure of leadership.

‘I call on Jeremy Corbyn to resign immediately and make way for someone with the backbone to confront racism and anti-Semitism in our party and in the country.’

If you thought the Tory party was in disarray then Labour is a complete shambles.


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