A petition demanding UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn resign over the party’s inability to deal with mounting anti-Semitism claims is gathering strength, with over 10,000 signatures added in just 48-hours.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism demands “Jeremy Corbyn must go” in the online petition. Entitled “For the many not the Jew”, it urges Labour’s lawmakers to act, noting that “only 52 Labour MPs [are needed] to propose a challenger, or Labour MPs could propose a vote of no confidence, or set up their own political party. We call on the Parliamentary Labour Party to take action.”
The full message reads:
For weeks, events from Jeremy Corbyn’s disturbing past have trickled into the light.
For as long as the Labour Party is in Jeremy Corbyn’s grip, it cannot be a force for good.
His past demonstrates that he should never have been elected to the leadership of the Labour Party and he is unfit to hold any public office.
To achieve this, only 52 Labour MPs need to propose a challenger, or Labour MPs could propose a vote of no confidence, or set up their own political party. We call on the Parliamentary Labour Party to take action.
The Labour Against Anti-Semitism group is also challenging Mr. Corbyn’s leadership, lodging an official complaint after footage of him emerged saying British Zionists “do not understand English irony.”
Speaking in 2013 at a conference promoted by Hamas’s propaganda website, the now Labour leader said British “Zionists” did not want to study history or understand irony “despite having lived in this country all their lives,” as Breitbart London reported.
He made the incendiary speech standing before Islamic extremists at a conference promoted by Hamas’ military wing online. He has previously admitted meeting numerous times with Hamas terror leaders who are determined to destroy Israel.
Maajid Nawaz, the counter-extremism campaigner and former government adviser, has also added his voice to those clamouring for Mr. Corbyn’s removal. He said “brave Labour MP Margaret Hodge was right” after she accused her leader of being an anti-Semite.
Story: brave Labour MP Margaret Hodge was right. She was right all along. Far-left wing-nut @UKLabour leader @jeremycorbyn isn’t just “soft on anti-semitism”. He. Is. An. Anti-Semite. And he is friends with Hamas jihadist-terror supporting anti-semites. https://t.co/dX3QBTQ62g
— Maajid – (Mājid) [maːʤɪd] ماجد (@MaajidNawaz) August 24, 2018
Last week Marie van der Zyl — the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews — said the mounting allegations of systemic anti-Semitism in the Labour Party had left British Jews feeling isolated, “Every day you think it cannot get any worse but every day it does. We’re learning that he’s spent more and more time with terrorists, with extremists.”
The UK Jewish leader said the community is “feeling nervous, we’re feeling anxious, it’s like Jeremy Corbyn has declared war on the Jews at home. We’ve never been in this situation, it’s unprecedented.”
Describing his “cult” status among supporters, she said “his hatred of Israel and Zionism runs so deep, he cannot separate that from anti-Semitism.”
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