Starmer and Evans promised to implement Labour Muslim Network report’ss recommendations in full and immediately. After two years of Starmer’s ‘leadership’, anti-Muslim racism is rampant and unpunished among the Labour right
The Labour Muslim Network (LMN) seminal report on Islamophobia in the party cast a shocking light on the extent of anti-Muslim bigotry on the Labour right. Keir Starmer and David Evans, having made such noise about antisemitism, had little choice but to promise to implement all the report’s recommendations immediately and in full.
Not in the least unexpectedly the promise was just so much hot air – Starmer even used a writer with an anti-Muslim history for his next conference speech – and the party welcomed back the author of notorious Islamophobic comments.
The following almost eighteen months of abject inaction by the ‘leadership’ and impunity for racists is reflected in LMN’s latest report.
The results are horrifying but not at all surprising, with 7 out of 10 Muslims saying they do not trust Starmer to tackle anti-Muslim racism and a slightly higher proportion that they do not feel represented by his front bench:
Six out of ten say the party has handled the whole issue badly or very badly, while the number who rate Starmer personally bad to very bad on the issue is higher still:
The results will surprise no one who has been paying attention, with purges of Muslim councillors and candidates by the party now commonplace and the silence of Starmer personally over abuse and persecution of Muslim women MPs deafening.
In the opinion of this site, the only reason those awful numbers are not worse still is the on-going readiness of the so-called centrist media to ignore the Labour right’s rampant racism and even to actively cover for it.
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