Muslim Labor MP tweets link to antisemitic article on former KKK leader’s website which claimed Israel controls Australian foreign policy
New South Wales – A Muslim Labor MP has tweeted a link to an antisemitic article from a KKK leader’s website which claimed Israel controls Australian foreign policy.
Shaoquette Moselmane shared the article link about 10pm on Wednesday, titled: ‘Israel Lobby Controls Australian Foreign Policy – Former Foreign Minister Bob Carr’.
The link went through to David Duke’s website, who is known as a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and a former Republican Louisiana State Representative.
Mr Moselmane was elected in 2009 as the first Muslim in the NSW Parliament.
He shared the link in response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments about being ‘open to moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem’.
He claimed that he was unaware of the background of the author and immediately deleted to the tweet.
‘When it was brought to my attention, I googled the name to find out who the author was,’ he said.
‘It is a lesson to learn from. So I can only say it was a bit of carelessness of me for not checking the author and it was bad mistake.’
NSW Labor leader Luke Foley said he was ‘unaware of any post’ and will be investigating.