LBC’s Maajid Nawaz has been one of the most vocal right-wingers in his attempts to paint the Labour Party as antisemitic – often making no attempt to disguise his contempt for the left in the process:
But while such accusations against Labour leader and lifelong anti-racism activist Jeremy Corbyn are patent nonsense, Mr Nawaz himself will struggle to claim the same about himself after straying into clearly antisemitic territory during a diatribe on his radio show:
Nawaz was rightly pulled up on his comment by Twitter user Luke Collins and by others who watched the video clip Collins posted:
The idea that Jewish people look alike is a well-known antisemitic assumption. So, to follow author Michael Rosen’s theme, which of the well-known Jewish people below was Nawaz referring to when he said “somebody who looked like a Jew“?
Maajid Nawaz was invited to comment but had not responded by the time of publication.
Not only are the smears against Jeremy Corbyn nonsensical, but many of the people making them are also shot through with hypocrisy – from the ‘Enoch Powell’ comments of a former Chief Rabbi with a history of supporting racism to the slurs of Maajid Nawaz who slips casually into a ‘Jews look alike’ comment as he develops an anti-left rant on a radio show.
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