Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ms.Naz Shah British Labour MP (Pakistani) quits over Anti- Jewish posts

Apr 27 2016 : The Times of India (Chennai)
Pak-origin UK MP quits over Facebook post

A Pakistani-origin woman Labour MP on Tuesday resigned from the shadow cabinet in the UK over an anti-Jewish Facebook post that called for relocation of Israel to the US to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. Naz Shah stepped down as the parliamentary private secretary to Labour's shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, over anti-semitic remarks she made two years ago.Shah has since apologised, saying: “I deeply regret the hurt I have caused. This post from two years ago was made before I was an MP , does not reflect my views and I apologise for any offence it has caused.“
She added: “I made these posts at the height of the Gaza conflict in 2014, when emotions were running high around the Middle East conflict.
Apr 28 2016 : The Times of India (Chennai)
Labour Party suspends MP over anti-Jew post on FB

Britain's opposition Labour Party suspended its Pakistani-origin lawmaker Naz Shah on Wednesday over anti-Semitic remarks she made on social media in 2014, including a post supporting the relocation of Israel to the United States.The party said it has agreed with Naz Shah, 42, that she would be “administratively suspended“ from the party while an investigation took place, meaning she no longer represented Labour and was banned from party activity .
Shah, who was elected to parliament in 2015, had shared a graphic on Facebook entitled “Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict, Relocate Israel into United States“, adding her own comment: “Problem solved“.
Prior to her suspension, Shah apologised in parliament. “I accept and understand that the words I used caused upset and hurt to the Jewish community , and I deeply regret that,“ she said, adding, “Anti-Semitism is racism, full stop.“

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