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Maajid Nawaz: Established Left's Obsession With Anti-Imperialism Led To Anti-Semitism
14 April 2019, 14:52 | Updated: 14 April 2019, 14:54
Maajid Nawaz outlines how Jeremy Corbyn's 'obsession' with anti-imperialism is what led him to support Hamas and Hezbollah and make America 'public enemy number one'.
Speaking on his LBC show, Maajid Nawaz said that an "obsession with anti-imperialism" led the Labour leader to cast his support for Hamas and Hezbollah, calling them his friends on Iranian state TV.
"It's the established left of today's obsession with anti-imperialism and anti-American as a consequence sentiment, which leads to the anti-Semitism," he said.
"The obsession with attacking Israel and delegitimising it as a state as opposed to just focussing on the government of Netenhahu and critiquing his policies.
"But the obsession with Israel, all of that comes from the anti-imperialist umbrella that has led to the creation of people like Ken Livingstone, George Galloway, and Jeremy Corbyn is one of them."
His comments come after a secret recording of Mr Corbyn talking about anti-Semitism within the Labour Party emerges online.
In a private meeting with Dame Margaret Hodge, the party leader is reported to have expressed concern of evidence of complaints of anti-Semitism were being "mislaid, ignored or not used" and that a "better system" was needed.