Third Labour councilor suspended for anti-Semitic comments

The UK Labour Party is suspending a third councilor for anti-Semitic comments following two other suspensions earlier in the day.

Shah Hussein, who sits on the Burnley local council in Lancashire, will be suspended pending an investigation into a number tweets he posted from his Twitter account.

“Councilor Shah Hussain has been suspended from the Labour Party pending the outcome of an investigation,” a Labour spokesperson says.

In a tweet from 2014, Hussein wrote to Israeli football player Yosi Benayoun: “you and your country doing the same thing that hitler did to ur race in ww2.”

Hussain tells the right-wing blogger Guido Fawkes that he has not been “formally informed” of his suspension but, according to the site, he says he believes he will be suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.

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