Antisemitism: failure to censure activist mocks Labour’s ‘zero-tolerance’ stance

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Complaints about would-be councillor’s Facebook posts met no response from party officials

A former Labour council leader expressed dismay last night over the failure of the national party’s high command to take disciplinary action against an activist who was twice turned down as a council candidate over allegedly antisemitic Facebook posts – 21 months after she first tried to refer the case for investigation.

The activist, Mohammed Joynal Uddin, was rejected by a panel considering potential candidates to stand as councillors for Camden council in June 2017, after they examined a Facebook post in which he claimed the Talmud, the body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend, said Jesus was “boiling in semen in hell and that the Virgin Mary is a whore”.

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