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“No Place in our Society” Bradford Council Leader on Nasreen Khan’s 2012 Comments.

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Nasreen Khan with friend.

Bradford Council leader says comments made by shortlisted Labour candidate Nasreen Khan in 2012 have ‘no place in our society’.

Latest from the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.

CONTROVERSY over the decision by the regional Labour party to shortlist a woman who posted “odious” views about Jews for a councillor role is continuing with Bradford Council’s leader saying the comments have “no place in our society”.

On Friday, the Telegraph & Argus exclusively revealed that Nasreen Khan, a former activist for the Respect Party, has been put on a two-person shortlist for Labour’s nomination in the Little Horton ward for next year’s local elections.

In 2012, using the name Naz Kahn, she said: “It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler.

“What have the Jews done good in this world??”

She has since apologised for her comments, saying: “I accept fully that it was inappropriate and unacceptable.

“I have travelled a long way since then and learned so much. I profoundly regret the comments I made in 2012 and any offence they caused.”

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, who leads the Labour-run Council, said: “No-one who has seen these comments from 2012 can fail to be appalled by them. Ms Kahn herself appears to accept this judgement. Such comments have no place in our society.”

Labour against Antisemitism said: “The shortlisting of Nasreen Khan, someone who has made highly offensive comments, as a Labour local council candidate is neither a shock or a surprise.

And,

The T&A had originally been told the nomination decision would be made last Friday but sources have since said it will be on November 17.

The Jewish Chronicle reports.

Labour candidate’s antisemitic social media posts revealed

Nasreen Khan was placed on a two-person shortlist to be the Labour candidate for a Bradford council seat.

The Bradford Labour Party has been embroiled in an antisemitism row after it emerged that a shortlisted council candidate is responsible for a series of controversial social media posts about Jews and Hitler.

Nasreen Khan, a former member of George Galloway’s Respect Party, shared the antisemitic messages with her followers about five years ago, the Telegraph and Argus reports.

At the time she claimed that “Jews have reaped the rewards of playing victims” and that there were “worse people than Hitler in this world”.

 It had been reported that Ms Khan – who is also known as Naz Khan – had passed background checks to be selected for a two-person shortlist for the Labour nomination in Bradford’s Little Horton ward.

A decision by the local Labour Party is expected on Friday.

In 2012, commenting under a video titled The Palestine you need to know, she said: “It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler. What have the Jews done good in this world??”

She later added: “The Jews have reaped the rewards of playing victims.”

When accused of being a Nazi, Ms Khan responded by saying she was “an ordinary British Muslim”, adding that there were “worse people than Hitler” in the world.

The Telegraph and Argus reported that Ms Khan acknowledged that her remarks were “inappropriate and unacceptable”.

In a statement given to the local newspaper, Ms Khan added: “I have travelled a long way since then and learned so much.

“I profoundly regret the comments I made in 2012 and any offence they caused.”

Simon Cooke, Bradford Council’s Conservative group leader, said: “The Labour Party really has got to het itself sorted out. These are just not the sort of views that are acceptable.”

Another figure in the Bradford Labour Party, Naz Shah, was reprimanded in early 2016 for similar posts attacking Jews.

After an apology, in which she described her comments as “hurtful and inexcusable” Ms Shah was reinstated to the Labour Party.

The Labour Party has been approached for comment.

Tendance Coatesy posted in 2013,

This is a first, but this post from Harry’s Place (More Holocaust Denial From RESPECT’s Naz Kahn) 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.

She now calls herself Axa Kahn (Smiler). However, her Facebook address confirms that Naz and Axa are the same person (https://www.facebook.com/naz.kahn):

 

Now there is also this:

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Written by Andrew Coates

November 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

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    Guido Fawkes

    November 13, 2017 at 1:09 pm

  2. Above is a Facebook post which claimed the “government plotted 7/7 attacks to boost Iraq war support”, pushing conspiracy theories that “the four British Muslims involved were tricked by the authorities into taking part”. Naz Khan then commented below: “Thought provoking… an eye opener, not to believe everything in the news”. Not only is this person clearly anti-Semitic, she seems to believe it is possible the government carried out the 7/7 bombings. The sort of person Labour want as a candidate in Bradford…

    Guido Fawkes

    November 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

  3. Khan’s ‘past’ comments refer to a ‘past’ that keeps getting more and more recent.

    Andrew Coates

    November 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm

  4. Andrew Coates

    November 14, 2017 at 11:48 am

  5. Andrew Coates

    November 14, 2017 at 12:52 pm

  6. an ex trotskyite takes on the Galloway.

    dean

    November 16, 2017 at 5:20 pm


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