Jeremy Corbyn is a current member of a second antisemitic Facebook group, according to political blog Guido Fawkes, which posted screenshots showing some of the material posted in the group, including a claim that Jews are kidnapping Syrians so that they can harvest their internal organs.
The allegation follows the recent news that Mr Corbyn was an active member of another antisemitic Facebook group, claiming that he had not seen antisemitic content and was added to the group by an “acquaintance”, even though he posted comments under antisemitic material and was an intimate friend of Elleanne Green who founded the group. Campaign Against Antisemitism is filing a disciplinary complaint with the Labour Party over the matter.
The Labour Party’s rules state: “We encourage the reporting of abusive behaviour to the Labour Party, administrators of the relevant website or social media platform, and where appropriate, to the police. This is a collective responsibility and should not be limited to those who have been subjected to abuse.”
Gideon Falter, Chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “We have remarked that we find the scant attention given to such revelations by the majority of the British public, politicians and journalists to be utterly chilling. It is extremely telling that we are expecting a very muted reaction to this latest revelation, despite the fact that Mr Corbyn’s alleged membership of this group would mean that he has been seeing and ignoring even more vile antisemitic material in his Facebook timeline than was previously thought. The message that this silence sends to British Jews is increasingly clear.”