Labour hopeful sparks new anti-Semitism row
CONCERNS were raised last night that the Labour Party could select a councillor accused of making anti-Semitic comments.
Nasreen Khan claimed on Facebook in 2012 that Jews “have reaped the rewards of playing victims” and that there are “worse people than Hitler in this world”.
Miss Khan is on a shortlist of candidates to stand in a safe Labour council seat in Bradford, West Yorks at next year’s local elections. A final decision is expected to be made on Friday. She has since apologised for her comments, saying: “I have been honest, frank and held my hand up regarding comments I made on Facebook over five years ago. I was challenged immediately about my language and apologised straight away. I accept fully that it was inappropriate and unacceptable. I profoundly regret the comments I made … and any offence they caused.”
Andrew Percy, Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, said that Miss Khan’s views are “indistinguishable” from those of neo-Nazis.
A Labour spokesman said: “We do not comment on internal selection matters.”