Wednesday, May 4, 2016

UK: Jewish supporters rally behind NUS president, saying she is victim of a witch-hunt

Via Jewish Chronicle:
Antisemitism allegations against Malia Bouattia are “false” and part of an “Islamophobic campaign”, Jewish supporters of the new NUS president have claimed.

The group of former students and NUS representatives wrote a letter to the JC in which they describe criticism of Ms Bouattia as a “witch-hunt”.

They were responding to a comment piece in the paper by Maajid Nawaz, founder of the Quilliam think tank.

The letter said: “We are therefore horrified at the Islamophobic campaign being waged against her, amidst opportunistic and false charges of antisemitism.”

“The witch-hunt against Malia is part of a wider narrative that includes, for example, the racist attacks on London mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan. It is a narrative that as Jews we should oppose without qualification.

“Her critics should hang their heads in shame.”

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