2nd UK Labour councilor suspended in 1 day over anti-Israel remarks

The UK Labour Party is suspending Salim Mulla, a Blackburn with Darwen city councilor for anti-Israel comments, the second Labour councilor of the day to be sanctioned by the party for such sentiments.

The Guido Fawkes political blog reported earlier that Mulla in July 2015 posted a video claiming Israel was behind the Sandy Hook massacre, writing: “Now he know [sic] what he is talking about. He is talking facts.”

Mulla also posted a photo calling for Israel’s relocation to the United States in August 2015 — the same infographic that led to the suspension of Labour MP Naz Shah last week.

In June 2015, he posted a photo of an IDF soldier with a Palestinian woman and wrote: “Apartheid at its best. Zionist Jews are a disgrace to humanity.”

Nottingham City councilor Ilyas Aziz was suspended this morning for supporting a plan to relocate Israel from the Middle East.

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