Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Naz Shah, who's she?

Whilst Naz Shah's anti-Israel comments are all over the Internet, the BBC seem to be totally ignoring the story. I can find absolutely nothing about Naz Shah on the BBC website, other than pieces from a while ago that boost her...

So the BBC are happy to highlight alleged smears against Naz Shah whilst ignoring her support for comments that argued the “solution” to the Israel-Palestine conflict is to “relocate Israel into the United States”, claiming the “transportation costs” of deporting Israelis would be “less than 3 years of defense spending”. Do I smell hypocrisy and a desperation at the BBC to keep signs of possible anti-Semitism in the Labour Party under wraps with the local elections less than two weeks away?

Naz Shah is still a Labour MP, she's still on a Home Affairs Committee that is investigating anti-semitism but I read that she's resigned from her role as the Shadow Chancellor's PPS. I wonder when or if the BBC will cover this news story.

If a Conservative MP had been discovered making derogatory comments about Muslims or another (BBC) favoured minority group the story would be a headline topic on the BBC but as this is a Labour MP, a Muslim woman Labour MP in fact, and she was only agreeing with ethnically cleansing Israel then there's just no interest in reporting the story.

The BBC disgust me...

The BBC have posted a piece about Naz Shah   and it's the mealy mouthed one that you would expect. The BBC report doesn't include the referred to graphic or any of the accompanying tweets, Guido Fawkes managed to show these graphics, maybe the BBC want to keep the article as dry as possible and of course to hide it away on the politics page not on the main news page.

This line from the BBC report is of interest:
'In a statement, Ms Shah said: "This post from two years ago was made before I was an MP, does not reflect my views and I apologise for any offence it has caused."'
So did it reflect her views then? What made her change her views between then and now? Other than being exposed by Guido Fawkes of course.

As an aside John McDonnell, the man for whom Naz Shah was a PPS, said about people who made such comments:
Out, out, out. If people express these views, full stop they’re out.. People might be able to reform their views and the rest of it. On this? I can’t see it. I’m not having it. People might say ‘I’ve changed my views’ – well, do something in another organisation.’
 Did he mean it? Does Jeremy Corbyn stand by such zero tolerance attitudes towards expressions of anti-Semitism or is he happy to lead a party where holding such sentiments is tolerated?

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