London Mayor bombarded with anti-Semitism

London Mayor Sadiq Khan attacked on social media after calling for the ouster of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Ben Ariel,

Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a European capital city, has been bombarded with anti-Semitic messages since he said he would not support Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership election, JTA reported Tuesday.

Last Saturday, Khan published an op-ed in The Observer in which he called on Labour party members to replace Corbyn in next month's leadership election.

Several of the hate messages he received in response to the call, according to JTA, suggested that he had been influenced by Jews.

The mayor “spends his time writing articles to help his masters in Tel Aviv,” read one tweet.

“Who owns you @sadiqkhan?” read another, which included a photo of Khan wearing a kippah while eating matzah at a Jewish community event.

In his editorial, Khan warned that if Corbyn remained party leader, Labour would be unlikely to win the next general election.

He also also said Corbyn “has already proved that he is unable to organize an effective team, and has failed to win the trust and respect of the British people.”

The Labour Party has been in turmoil since June's “Brexit” referendum but even before that, Corbyn was under fire by the local Jewish community due to his calling Hamas and Hezbollah his "friends" and outright refusing to condemn those two terrorist organizations despite being urged to do so by local Jewish groups.

The problem with anti-Semitism in the Labour party goes far beyond its leader, however, as in recent months the party has suspended dozens of members due to anti-Semitic statements.

Shortly after he was elected, Khan disassociated himself from Corbyn, refusing photo ops with the party chief and even leveling thinly-veiled criticisms against him.