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Maajid Nawaz Responds To Death Threat He Received During Labour Anti-Semitism Debate
7 April 2019, 15:28
Maajid Nawaz gave this response to a death threat he received whilst discussing anti-Semitism in the Labour Party during his LBC show.
The LBC presenter received a death threat during a debate into Labour's anti-Semitism row under Jeremy Corbyn.
He had described the Labour Party as "institutionally anti-Semitic", following news that leaked documents show failures in taking disciplinary action within the party, when the hateful text message came through.
But Maajid said he decided to share the message with listeners to highlight the fear some in the Jewish community feel amid a rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes.
"While live on air whilst speaking I received a very graphic death threat," he said.
"Because that's the climate of fear that this kind of racism has led to.
"I posted it because I want people to understand how scared the Jewish communities must feel, who regularly deal with anti-Semitic hate crime incidents year in, year out.
"I'm not going to let such intimidation scare me, I've been through must worst than that.
"But this petty and cowardly threat to my life will not deter me to speaking up in favour of our minority communities across the board."
Warning: Some people may find the language below shocking and offensive.
I was discussing Labour anti-Semitism under Corbyn on @LBC today & received this graphic death threat live. Far worse hasn’t stopped me from speaking my mind & defending our minorities. Let me make this clear: the sender(s) are a bunch of anti-Semitic cowards. We will defeat you. pic.twitter.com/wCWbJYqd4Q— Maajid - (Mājid) [maːʤɪd] ماجد (@MaajidNawaz) April 7, 2019
The message read: "Maajid Nawaz, you are a Zionist jew [sic]! You filled us with great Anger! You are a Zionist Jewish superamacist and Zionist jewish terrorist and posing as a pakistani, you will be silenced! The swords are sharpened and the guns loaded, you interupt the truthful callers and call their truth misinformation, you are trained to misinform and confuse, you have Satanic attitude! You are deeply rotten! You will be smashed with a hammer on the head! you laugh like a hyena! You are a hyena!"
Writing on Twitter, Maajid said: "I was discussing Labour anti-Semitism under Corbyn on LBC today & received this graphic death threat live [sic]. Far worse hasn't stopped me from speaking my mind & defending our minorities. Let me make this clear: the sender(s) are a bunch of anti-Semitic cowards. We will defeat you."