A British Member of Parliament yesterday invited U.S. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump to work with a charity with alleged extremist links.
Naz Shah, the Labour MP for Bradford West, invited Mr Trump to meet the “Muslim volunteers” at Human Appeal International, a group that has been linked with Hamas and hosted speakers widely criticised as “extremist”.
In yesterday’s Westminster Hall debate on the petition to ban Mr Trump from the UK, Ms Shah said:
“I would invite Donald Trump to join us in feeding the homeless at the InTouch Foundation, a Muslim charity that feeds homeless people in the city of Bradford. I would invite him to meet the Muslim volunteers who help at Human Appeal (International), a foundation based in a colleague’s constituency, and all those people who work together on issues that affect us as a country and as people, regardless of our race, gender, ethnicity or religion. That is what I would show to him.”
But Human Appeal has hosted speakers such as Haitham al-Haddad, Raed Salah, and Zahir Mahmood, all of whom have been highlighted for “extremist” rhetoric.
Mr. Salah himself was the subject of a long-running dispute between the British government and the country’s courts. The Home Secretary Theresa May has previously tried to exclude Mr. Salah from the United Kingdom for his controversial comments, and he was convicted by an Israeli court in 2014. Mr. Salah was arrested in the United Kingdom while trying to attend a Palestine Solidarity Campaign meeting alongside Jeremy Corbyn MP, who is now the leader of the Labour Party to which Ms. Shah belongs.
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