Britain’s Labour’s Party has expelled Gerry Downing, an extreme left activist who had recently been reinstated, after it was revealed that he expressed sympathy for the 9/11 terrorists and belongs to a group that reportedly said ‘we defend the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq’.
— Gerry Downing (@Gerdowning) August 22, 2015
Downing responded angrily when this tweet and others were revealed by blogger Guido Fawkes, and claimed, in a blog post at Socialist Fight, that he “does not support antisemitism and has never done so”.
So, were a few tweets taken out of context? Was the former Labour Party activist smeared with the false charge of antisemitism?
Helpfully, shortly following his latest suspension from the Labour Party, he was given a chance to elaborate on what he means by “the Jewish question” in this interview on BBC’s Daily Politics.
A better illustration of Elder of Zion-style antisemitism in 21st century Britain would be hard to find.
Categories: General Antisemitism