Luton Labour Party councillor suspended over anti-Semitic tweets
People in Luton voted for Warwick University student Aysegul Gurbuz to be their Labour Party councillor. The 20-year-old student of Politics and Sociology has been suspended “over claims she called Hitler ‘the greatest man in history'”.
Other tweets on her timeline include:
‘The Jews are so powerful in the US it’s disgusting.’
“Ed Miliband is Jewish. He will never become prime minister of Britain.”
The Daily Mail notes:
Miss Gurbuz last night denied she had written the tweets and claimed her sister may have posted them.
In the past weeks, Labour has twice suspended the deputy chairman of its Woking branch, Vicki Byrne, for posting anti-Semitic tweets, and suspended councillor Khadim Hussain, former Lord Mayor of Bradford, for sharing a Facebook post that said: ‘Your school education system only tells you about Anne Frank and the six million Zionists that were killed by Hitler.’
We do hear from Miss Gurbuz, who told the “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism: ‘It was a joint account I had with my sister so I don’t know if she’s gone out and tweeted that, but I’m absolutely appalled right now. Where I live we’ve got very good cohesion with the Jewish community… I’m absolutely shocked.”
PS: Mis Gurbuz stood as the University’s “Candidate for the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer”. Her manifesto:
Yeah, she wants to raise awareness over Holocaust Memorial Day – presumably not to rebrand it as a missed opportunity to get those pesky Jews?