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:
Has he contacted Zarah Sultana to offer his support over her receiving racist messages? If not why?
— PAUL HASSALL (@BLAKESCREWE) September 9, 2021
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:
A powerful, courageous speech by Zarah on Islamophobia at the debate organised by @NazShahBfd
The silence & complicity of those in positions of power in politics, think tanks & in sections of the media, has allowed Islamophobia to be ignored
This cannot go on https://t.co/Pl392rcjg2
— Miqdaad Versi (@miqdaad) September 9, 2021
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)?
Obsession with Zarah Sultana from Labour chair in Poplar & Limehouse. Probably worth thinking about that when they’ve previously said they were ‘flirting’ with the BNP 🙃 pic.twitter.com/QNGi4ZcDev
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) September 10, 2021
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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