WATCH: Britain’s New Justice Minister And Some New MPs Are Unabashed Pro-Palestine BDS Activists

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — British media outlets have pointed out that several of the new Labour party MPs elected in Thursday’s UK elections have made anti-Israel comments, called for BDS, denied October 7, and have ties to Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Some have even dedicated their appointment as MPs to “Gaza” and called to save the region from Israel even by violent means.

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Four million Muslims, about 6% of the population, live in Britain, and their political attitudes almost unanimously favor the Palestinian cause, leading politicians to highlight their support of the Palestinians and even Hamas.

In all, five pro-Palestinian MPs succeeded in ousting other candidates from their seats, according to a Daily Telegraph report Sunday.

Shockat Adam, an optometrist by profession and an independent Muslim candidate, accepted his Leicester South seat on behalf of the “people of Gaza” while holding a keffiyeh.

An exclusive report by Jewish News on Saturday revealed that Adam’s brother, Ismail Patel, is the founder of the hardline Islamist group Friends of Al Aqsa and has previously visited Hamas leaders in Gaza.

According to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, Ismail Patel, like his brother a British citizen of Pakistani descent, has called in the past for the demise of the state of Israel, with comments such as, “The Zionist edifice… will soon fall. It’s a matter of time now.” He has also expressed support for Hamas by stating that it was not a terrorist organization and saluted Hamas for “standing up” to Israel.

Ismail Patel also met with Ismail Haniyeh, according to the Center, and during the second intifada, celebrated that the “Zionist nightmare is at its end.”

His brother Shockat, the new MP of Leicester South, wrote on his website that he condemns “weaponising terms like antisemitism, a heinous prejudice in itself, to smear any objector of the actions of the Israeli military” and that he is in opposition to “Zionist organizations.”

In Birmingham, Khalid Mahmood, England’s first Muslim MP, who has held the seat since 2001, lost to the barrister Ayoub Khan, a former Liberal Democrat councilor who left his former party over Gaza,claiming they were not identifying enough with the suffering there.

Shortly after October 7, Khan posted several clips on TikTok questioning Israeli reports of Hamas’s actions, such as the beheading of babies and widespread rapes, saying he had yet to see evidence, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

The situation in Blackburn was similar. Adnan Hussain, on hearing the news of his election as Member of Parliament, said, “We will raise our voice for Gaza! We will continue to fight, until death, inshallah!”

The independent candidate Iqbal Mohamed in Dewsbury and Batley, whose key focus area was a ceasefire in Gaza, was seen in a rally video last week saying to children that they should boycott Israel.

“Go home, find every brand and every product that has been supporting Israel and Zionism from the beginning of time and throw it away, throw it away,” the Telegraph cited him as saying.

Another candidate said that any British Muslims who supported Labour would feel the “wrath of Allah.”

Jeremy Corbyn, the former head of the Labour Party, with a notorious history of antisemitism accusations as well as alleged ties to Hamas, won back his seat in Islington North.

“Our message to the government: we are a movement for Palestine, and we are never, ever going away,” Corbyn wrote on X.

Abubakr Nanabawa, coordinator of The Muslim Vote (TMV), an organization that endorses independent candidates and supports certain MP candidates, said that Muslim communities in Britain wanted MPs who “represent their policy positions.”

“This goes beyond Gaza,” said Nanabawa, according to the Guardian.

The strapline of TMV is “Peace in Palestine. Equality in the UK. We are uniting as a community.”

In the section of their website titled “Who to vote for”, it states that every candidate in the list is “pro-Palestine”, and it is possible to filter the names based on who did or did not vote for a ceasefire.

The Telegraph revealed previously that The Muslim Vote organization is supported by two groups who are undergoing investigation for extremism, including the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) and Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend).

Michael Gove said in March 2024 in Parliament that MAB was the “British affiliate” of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the BBC.

Newly appointed Labour justice minister Shabana Mahmood also has a record of anti-Israel rhetoric. In March, Mahmood accused Israel of killing innocent civilians.

“I have always supported a diplomatic process to stop the killing of innocent civilians, get humanitarian aid in and get the hostages out,” Mahmoud wrote in a letter to constituents. “But it is clear that diplomatic processes have not made sufficient progress. The conduct of this war has been intolerable, with a disproportionate level of attacks on innocent people that has rightly been the deliberations in international courts.”

Mahmood has, however, experienced criticism from the Muslim community for choosing to abstain from the November Gaza ceasefire vote and for not resigning from the shadow cabinet due to her party’s support for Israel.

She acknowledged this, and, in February, voted for a ceasefire. Mahmood has previously supported the BDS movement, according to Fox News.

In an ominous sign of the new intentions of the Labour-led government, it will apparently cancel the previous government’s attempt to discredit the ICC for issuing arrest warrants against Israeli leaders. The conservative government had argued that the ICC has no jurisdiction over Israeli citizens, but this is not the position of Labour, which supports the ICC’s efforts to curtail the war in Gaza by issuing arrest warrants to Netanyahu and leaders of the defense establishment.


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lazy-boy
lazy-boy
9 days ago

well, this is to be expected from Muslims….

lipale
lipale
9 days ago

HASHEM YATZILEINU

Enough
Enough
9 days ago

With pure evil wink g elected seats in England and the left taking control. Is there a future for englands Jewry
Even with a leftest pm who happens to be Jewish

Democrats support mutilating confused children.
Democrats support mutilating confused children.
9 days ago

Charlie Hall fully supports them because they beat the scary “fascists” led by “fuhrer” Farage.

Normal
Normal
9 days ago

Ironic, because after the Jews, they will come for the inffidels who are the useful idiot antisemites

Barbara Lerner Spectre
Barbara Lerner Spectre
8 days ago

Diversity is our greatest strength. I am overjoyed at the death of white xtian Europe. It’s best for us Jews and my organization works tirelessly to fight nationalism everywhere (except Israel)

shmendrick
shmendrick
9 days ago

Coming to a democrat party controlled locale near you.

Chamas hemelech
Chamas hemelech
9 days ago

That’s what happens when you allow sewage in your country .should’ve learned from japan

Once Was
Once Was
9 days ago

Pack up and go into exile, Royal family- king, queen, princes, princesses, dukes, palaces, horses.

Chana
Chana
9 days ago

Oy vey

See
See
9 days ago

United Kingdom becoming United Kakdom