Does Starmer support Zarah Sultana over Islamophobia – or the Islamophobes who attack her?

Last Updated: September 10, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Zarah Sultana: she has received huge amounts of Islamophobic abuse since becoming a member of Parliament. What is her party leader, Keir Starmer, doing about it?

It’s a reasonable question.

Keir Starmer’s support for Zionist Jews (but not socialist Jews, note) is monumental; he will pursue well beyond the point of persecution anybody who suggests such people might behave in questionable ways (see this article for documented examples of such behaviour).

We have yet to see him offer such solidarity to Muslims facing discrimination – even those who are MPs in his own party – and questions are being asked:

Apparently not.

He has welcomed an alleged Islamophobe back into the party after a period of suspension instigated while Jeremy Corbyn was party leader. The person in question has close connections to both Starmer and the Labour leader’s current bestie, Peter Mandelson.

But we’ve heard nothing from him in support of his own MP, Zarah Sultana, who has received huge amounts of abuse, as she herself detailed in this speech:

It’s hard to watch, isn’t it?

Perhaps Starmer would prefer to hang out with right-wing chair of Poplar & Limehouse CLP, Chris Worrall, who seems to be obsessed with abusing Ms Sultana but has received no criticism for it. Why has this man not been suspended, pending expulsion for this targeted abuse (examples below)?

The Labour Party leader cannot be selective about the ethnic, religious or racial discrimination he opposes; he either opposes it all, or he is himself a racist.

Keir Starmer seems to think he does not need to hold himself to such standards – even though they are not lofty; they are criteria to which we should all adhere.

So he needs to start showing solidarity – or party members will find ways to make his future very different indeed.

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