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Holocaust Denial From RESPECT’s Naz Kahn

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This is a first, but this post from Harry’s Place  is of the utmost seriousness.

Almost exactly one year ago, we reported that Naz Kahn, the Women’s Officer of George Galloway’s RESPECT Coalition in Bradford, was posting pro-Nazi material on her Facebook page. RESPECT issued a mealy mouthed response: but as far as we can tell, refused to dismiss Naz Kahn from her post.

Since then, RESPECT Bradford has collapsed, and its councillors have deserted it. Again, as far as we can tell, Naz Kahn is still the Women’s Officer of the local party. Certainly, there has been no announcement that she has been expelled from the party. She is one of the most prominent posters on the Respect Your Community Facebook page, which also features postings by Chris Chilvers, the  National Secretary of RESPECT

They go on to say,

Naz Kahn has now embarked on a new episode of Holocaust denial. A contact sends me the following link to an article from The Ugly Truth Facebook page, which Naz Kahn has liked:

The degeneration of Respect is not unexpected.

Some people on the left who backed this group should perhaps be asking themselves about why they every supported the kind of person involved. ,


Written by Andrew Coates

October 29, 2013 at 11:32 am

8 Responses

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  1. How much lower can Galloway & Co sink?

    And there are still those (eg Newman and ‘Socialist Unity’) who seem to think Respect is on the left…

    Jim Denham

    October 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

  2. I would no more trust Harry’s Place to be accurate than I would Josef Goebbels. Having stated that, the Nazis did tell more of the truth about Katyń than Moscow did…

    Dr Paul

    October 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm

  3. Paul, since Respect backed the racist Jamaat-e-Islami I find it hardly improbable that Harry’s Place is wrong.

    Andrew Coates

    October 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm

  4. Dr Paul: are you seriously suggesting that Harry’s Place falsified or misrepresented Naz Khan’s Facebook link to a Holocaust denial site?

    If not, then *what* exactly are you suggesting?

    Peter Burton

    October 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

  5. NB: that last post was from me, Jim Denham, not Peter Burton.

    Jim Denham

    October 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  6. Reblogged this on oogenhand.


    October 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  7. No, I didn’t suggest that. What I said is that I’ve never found HP anything other than a dubious muck-raking site; but, as Hitler did tell quite a bit of the truth about Katyń, even inveterate liars can get it right sometimes.

    Dr Paul

    November 1, 2013 at 12:47 am

  8. Interesting, Doc, that your only reaction to this story about Holocaust denial at the heart of the Respect party is to denounce Harry’s Place. Tells us something about your priorities, I think.

    Jim Denham

    November 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

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