Monday, August 17, 2015

UK: Labour Party investigate anti-Semitic abuse sent to MPs critical of Jeremy Corbyn

Labour has launched an investigation after dozens of antisemitic messages were sent to non-Jewish MPs who have criticised party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn.

John Mann, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, said he had received more than 40 abusive emails and tweets in the past six weeks.

They referred to him as “utter filth” and a “Zionist stooge”.

Mr Mann has been vocal in his opposition to Mr Corbyn’s campaign to lead the party. He claimed the abuse was coming from supporters of the favourite to be leader.

On Sunday Mr Mann re-tweeted a number of the messages, including some suggesting he was under the influence of Israel.

He said other Labour supporters had sent him tweets to report similar abuse, including from Jewish party members who had been accused of dual loyalty.  more

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