THE Labour Party has suspended a councillor over allegations of anti-Semitism
THE Labour Party has suspended a councillor who did represent Blackburn with Darwen constituency over allegations of anti-Semitism.
Cllr Tasleem Fazal now sits as an independent.
Cllr Tasleem Fazal is accused of shouting ‘murderers, murderers, murderers’ at an Israeli peace protest back in 2014 as well as suggesting that the Jews created the Islamic terrorist group ‘Isis’ in a social media video which has since been deleted on his Facebook account .
Cllr’s suspension is pending investigation follows the recent expulsion from the Labour Party. the borough council deputy leader.
Blackburn Labour Party secretary Cllr Phil Riley stated that “A complaint has been made arising from social media posts by Cllr Fazal from some years ago. These are being investigated and he is now sitting as an independent.
“Cllr Fazal is denying that he is guilty of ant-Semitism.”
Julian Arnold, chairman of Blackburn Conservative Association said: “This is absolutely disgraceful. How far does anti-Semitism go in Blackburn Labour Party?”