The Queen’s Park branch of the Labour Party has reportedly heard arguments that members of Hizballah, the genocidal antisemitic terrorist group that seeks the extermination of all Jews worldwide, should be allowed to remain as members of the Party.
According to a Labour Party member who tweeted about the debate, the branch was discussing whether Labour Party members who supported other political organisations deserved to be expelled from the Party, when a member stated: “I don’t think a member of Hizballah should be expelled from the Party.” When it was pointed out to them that Hizballah is a terrorist organisation, the member allegedly retorted that what Israel does is worse than what Hizballah does. When another member pointed out that such a comparison was specious and in any case moot because Hizballah murders Jews around the world simply for being Jews, the pro-Hizballah member was undaunted, nor were they challenged.
Writing on Twitter, a Labour Party member said: “Now Hizballah is a proscribed terrorist organisation that quite openly and deliberately kills civilians. Unequivocally condemning them shouldn’t be difficult. But I’m afraid that’s where we are in the modern Labour Party. Telling a Jew that people blowing up Jews because they’re Jews is justifiable because of the actions of the Jewish state. I’m bereft to be honest. It is incredibly sad that the wholesale slaughter of my people for the crime of being Jewish can’t be unequivocally condemned in Labour. There was also an oblique suggestion that I only raised objections as part of a deliberate effort to sow division in the Party.”
Twitter users swiftly chimed in. Bob James contributed: “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”, presumably wishing to make the point that the murder of 85 Jews in Buenos Aires by Hizballah terrorists could be considered to be fighting for freedom. Labour Party Councillor Terry Couchman wrote: “Let’s keep it simple. Israel and Zionism, like any ‘invading’ terrorist entity, should be sanctioned and its supporters ejected. One rule for all.”