Maajid Nawaz responds to death threat he received during Labour antisemitism debate
London – Maajid Nawaz responds to death threat he received during Labour antisemitism debate
The LBC presenter received a death threat during a debate into Labour’s antisemitism row under Jeremy Corbyn.
He had described the Labour Party as “institutionally antisemitic”, 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 antisemitic 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 antisemitic 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