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Islamist anti-LGBT Campaigners Harass Kim Leadbeater in Batley and Spen.

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Parents against LGBT lessons in school 'being pushed into corner' | UK News  | Sky News

Far Right Islamist Asfar Protesting Against Equalities Teaching in Birmingham.

Kim Leadbeater abused on the Batley and Spen campaign trail by anti LGBT protestor as footage shows her being chased to her car

Yorkshire Post.

It is believed the protestor is not from Batley, but is a long-standing opponent of LGBT education who had travelled to the West Yorkshire town to heckle Ms Leadbeater.

Speaking after the incident, Kim Leadbeater said: “Is it any wonder that people, particularly women, don’t want to enter politics when stuff like this happens.

For my family and friends to see this has caused a huge amount of distress. I’ve spent the last few years working on civility in public life and today shows why that work is more important than ever.

This isn’t the first time I’ve been shouted at in the street during the campaign and I’m very happy to take part in robust political debate but when that turns into intimidatory behaviour, I hope we can all agree a line has been crossed.”

After the incident, Ms Leabeater told Byline Media that fellow candidate George Galloway was across the road laughing at her at the time, something he refutes.

Leader Keir Starmer said: “The abuse Kim Leadbeater has faced is disgraceful. George Galloway’s poisonous politics have no place in our country. The best way people can counter it is by voting for Labour and Kim next Thursday.”

Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis tweeted: “Repugnant and totally unacceptable behaviour directed at Kim. She should not have to put up with this, but as ever she displays her decency, dignity and indefatigability in standing against this bile.”

Here is the far-right Islamist himself:

Here is the loud-mouthed bigot with another far-right ally, Katie Hopkins:

May be a Twitter screenshot of 4 people, people standing and text that says "18:32 4G1 91% Katie Hopkins @KTHopkins So gracious of @shakeelafsar7,and his family to invite me into their home, during their Eid celebrations- -to discuss the issues with LGBT teaching at#AndertonParkPrimarySchool Full report to follow 1747 460 Tweet your reply"

Written by Andrew Coates

June 25, 2021 at 6:50 pm

Posted in Anti-Fascism, Islamism, Labour Party

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  1. The SUTR/UAF need to directly oppose Galloway and WPGB physically and politically. They won’t, of course, as the SWP (who control this group) are moral cowards. However they should. Every liberal and socialist with principles must Vote Labour . If they don’t then their pro LGBT+ politics mean nothing and is merely posing.


    June 25, 2021 at 7:01 pm

  2. Someone else had Mr Shakeel’s card marked back in 2019. See; https://dorseteye.com/i-see-you-shakeel-afsar/

    David Walsh

    June 25, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    • I have strong links with Birmingham, specifically with this area, and note this,


      “The prior injunction named lead protester Shakeel Afsar, who does not have children at the school, his sister Rosina and Amir Ahmed, all of whom contested the need for a legal injunction.”

      LGBT teaching row: Birmingham primary school protests permanently banned.


      Andrew Coates

      June 25, 2021 at 7:38 pm

  3. “you are the colour of red, the colour of blood” , one yobbo shouted at Kim Leadbeater.


    Prior to that Laurence Fox had been in town to stir things up.



    June 25, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    • Andrew Coates

      June 25, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    • You are not joking!

      Novara Media Go Red-Brown Front.

      The Red-Brown Front is a Fascist Front.

      Smash the Red-Brown Front!

      No Platform for Galloway and Bastani!

      Andrew Coates

      June 25, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      • Wasn’t Bastani bigging up the NIP before Hartlepool not realizing that they were a Twitter grifting operation? As their 250 votes proved. They haven’t even bothered to stand in Batley.
        Bastani and Novara are so determined to kick at Starmer that they’ll back anyone. The thing is their leading lights (such as Sarkar) aren’t even Labour Members and never have been so why their advice should be taken is beyond me.


        June 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm

        • Could not agree more.

          Andrew Coates

          June 25, 2021 at 10:19 pm

  4. Might counter-terrorism officers find a discussion with these supporters of Kashmiri separatism fruitful?

    Dirk Wardroom

    June 26, 2021 at 8:47 am

  5. I noticed that Osland and others were whining about how well they don’t support Galloway and how awful this was that this incident was being blamed on the left. As Iain noted above, well where is this opposition cos it’s not *in Batley and its not organised.

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