From Asian Image

A Labour MP has called it “incredible” that a Tory backbencher would host an event in Parliament attended by an “anti-Muslim extremist”. Naz Shah said that Tapan Ghosh held “abhorrent views” about Muslims, saying Parliament should not be “a platform to propagate and legitimise hate and extremist views”.

Ms Shah said: “According to many of today’s news outlets, (Mr Blackman) hosted anti-Muslim extremist Tapan Ghosh in committee room 12 last Wednesday.

“Mr Ghosh holds abhorrent views, is on record for calling upon the United Nations to control the birth rate of Muslims, praising the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Burma and also said Muslims should be forced to leave their religion if they come to a western country. Only this Monday Mr Ghosh was pictured with UK far-right extremist leader Tommy Robinson. “(he’s not far-right – just not far wrong)

Tory MP Bob Blackman said he did not accept Mr Ghosh’s views, but said it was right that MPs “have the opportunity to hear evidence from people of what is happening in other countries”.

“I hosted, in my capacity as chairman of the all party parliamentary group for British Hindus, two functions last Wednesday, at which Tapan Ghosh attended. One was the annual Diwali celebration on the House of Commons terrace, where a number of honourable and right honourable members attended. Subsequently, in the evening, we had the launch by the National Council of Hindu Temples of a report into Hindu minority rights in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

“Tapan Ghosh was invited by the National Council of Hindu Temples to attend that meeting and present evidence of physical attacks, rapes and false marriages and false conversions that have taken place in west Bengal and other places.

“He made no abhorrent remarks at the meeting, and I am quite clear that both myself and the National Council of Hindu Temples do not agree with his views that have previously stated, do not accept them, we do not endorse them in any shape or form. But I do think it’s right that this House has the opportunity and members have the opportunity to hear evidence from people of what is happening in other countries.”

Responding to Ms Shah’s point of order, Mr Hoyle (Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle) said it was open to MPs to see who they wished.

Regualr readers will recall Mrs Shah who is Labour MP for the Islamic republic of Bradford. She was eventually reinstated back into the Labour party after her suspension for racist and anti-semitic remarks.  Jeremy Corbyn has so far always forgiven Labour activists called out for anti-semitism. 

And once reinstated she did this, report from the Metro. 

Naz Shah, who represents Bradford West, shared and liked a post tweeted out from a parody account of newspaper columnist Owen Jones. She didn’t realise it was a parody apparently. That actually makes it worse that she thought it was genuine. 

It said: ‘Those abused girls in Rotherham and elsewhere just need to shut their mouths. For the good of diversity.’

The 43-year-old later deleted her retweet and unliked the post.

Ms Shah’s comments come just days after she attacked fellow Labour MP Sarah Champion for speaking out about the Rotherham sex scandal in article. In the letter, published in The Sun, Ms Shah accused Ms Champion’s comments of being ‘blanket, racialised loaded statements’ which stigmatised the Pakistani community. She added that the article was ‘irresponsible’ and set a ‘dangerous precedent’.

A spokeswoman for Naz Shah told the paper: ‘This was a genuine accident eight days ago that was rectified within minutes. To suggest otherwise is absolute nonsense.’

Naz Shah points to her own experience of being the 15 year old bride of an arranged marriage imposed upon her in Pakistan where she was living with relatives because her mother was in prison in England for murdering her abusive stepfather as an example of how caring etc she is. And her childhood does sound very traumatic. But her default position is still, always, to protect Islam and Islamic customs and institutions, including attack the Jews, automatically and instinctively. She immediately agreed that English girls should shut their mouths and clicked ‘like’. Then she thought again. But it was too late, she had been spotted. She is not a woman I can find myself admiring.


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