Just when things couldn’t seem worse for the UK Labour Party, yet another party member has sparked controversy with anti-Israel comments.
Less than a day after Bradford West MP Naz Shah (Labour) was outed for social media posts calling for Israel to be ethnically cleansed of Jews, her parliamentary aide was found to have made comments alleging that Israel was responsible for the ISIS terror group.
In 2014, Mohammad Shabbir, who now serves as Shah’s parliamentary aide, put forth a conspiracy theory, suggesting that Israel was behind the Islamic terror organization.
In the tweet Shabbir argues that ISIS is in fact part of an Israeli black-flag operation to create a pretext for Israel to conquer Iraq and Syria. Shabbir claims Israel may be looking to annex the two countries as part of a plot to create a “greater Israel”.
In January 2016, Shah raised eyebrows over her denial that stone-throwers were responsible for the deaths of Israeli children. In 2015 four-year-old Adelle Biton died as a result of injuries sustained from a stone-throwing attack.
Shah succeeded the notoriously anti-Israel George Galloway, who represented Bradford West from 2012 to 2015.