The conflict between Muslims and Jews in the Middle East is also shattering the fragile peace within the Labour Party that has existed (superficially) since Sir Keir Starmer replaced Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the Labour Party in 2020. Sir Keir, (who is married to a Jewish woman) has vowed a “zero-tolerance approach” to antisemitism, (anti-Israel) hatred that many Jewish members claimed was tolerated within the Labour Party under Corbyn.
Much of this perceived ‘antisemitism’ by Labour’s Jewish members actually resulted from Labour’s increasing number of Muslim members, who were angry at Israel’s treatment of their fellow Muslims in Palestine. Consequently, Labour’s Muslim and Jewish members truly came into conflict over Israel!
Jews are afraid of Labour becoming a Muslim party and anti-Israel. Alarmingly, Labour now depends on its Muslim members, Muslim activists, and the Muslim voting bloc to win elections and political power!
About 30% of the Labour Party membership now comes from Britain’s soaring Muslim community. The 2021 census revealed that Britain’s Muslim population rose to 3.9 million and doubles in size each decade! Data from 2017 showed that 90% of Muslims vote Labour, so Sir Keir Starmer cannot afford to ignore Muslim support for the Palestinians in the Middle-East conflict, but he does, by supporting Israel.
Labour’s millions of Muslim supporters are realising that although they can expect the Labour leaders to put their interests before those of Labour’s white working-class supporters (even by protecting Muslim grooming and rape gangs), this support disappears when Muslims come into conflict with Israel and Jewish interests.
‘British” Muslims are upset at the deaths of many thousands of innocent Muslim civilians in Gaza and are angry at Sir Keir Starmer’s reluctance to call for a ceasefire and thus taking a pro-Israel position. However, the thousands of Muslims who are members of the Labour Party must know why Labour’s leadership will always support the interests of Israel and Jews over those of Palestinians and Muslims.
Nearly all of Labour’s current shadow cabinet are supporters of the Labour Friends of Israel. This includes our four great offices of State, Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary. So an incoming Labour government will upset their Muslim supporters immediately by adopting a very pro-Israel stance against Israel’s Muslim enemies in the Middle East.
The Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) website lists these key Labour Shadow cabinet MPs as LFI supporters:
Rt. Hon. Sir Keir Starmer MP (Leader of the Opposition).
Rachel Reeves MP LFI vice-chair (Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer).
Rt. Hon. Yvette Cooper MP (Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department).
Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP. (Shadow Foreign Secretary).
Rt. Hon. Pat McFadden MP. LFI vice-chair. (Shadow Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster).
Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn MP. (Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland).
Liz Kendall MP, (Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions).
Emily Thornberry MP, (Shadow Attorney General).
Lucy Powell MP. *Shadow Leader of the House of commons).
Wes Streeting MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care).
Thangam Debbonaire MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport).
Ellie Reeves MP (Deputy National Campaign Coordinator).
Johnathan Reynolds MP LFI vice-chair (Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Trade).
Lord Kennedy of Southwark, LFI vice-chair (Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords).
Darren Jones MP (Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury).
Bridget Phillipson MP. (Shadow Secretary of State for Education).
Peter Kyle MP. LFI vice-chair ( Shadow Secretary of State for Science).
Top Image: Chris McAndrew, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Inset graphic: muslim census website.
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