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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:49 AM

UK politicians send message of solidarity to US congresswomen

Source: The Guardian


Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan among those condemning Donald Trump’s ‘blatant racism’

Aamna Mohdin and Hibaq Farah
@aamnamohdin

Thu 18 Jul 2019 08.25 EDT

Leading British politicians including Jeremy Corbyn and London mayor, Sadiq Khan, are among thousands to sign a letter of support to the four congresswomen of colour who were attacked by US president, Donald Trump, this week in a series of racist tweets.

The letter stands in solidarity with representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, describing the four US congresswomen as “the best of America”, and condemns Trump’s “blatant, unashamed racism”.

The petition, created by the anti-racist charity Hope Not Hate, follows Trump’s comments that the four congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”. Trump’s tweets led the House to pass a resolution of condemnation.

Trump doubled down on his comments during a rally in North Carolina on Thursday, saying “if they don’t love it, tell ’em to leave it”. The crowd chanted “send her back”, in reference to Omar, a congresswoman who arrived almost 30 years ago as a child refugee in the US.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/18/uk-politicians-send-message-of-solidarity-to-us-congresswomen

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:52 AM

1. Many thanks to the UK

I am proud of them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:55 AM

2. Sadiq Khan is a good man but Corbyn is a anti-semite.

The Labour Party is being investigated by the UK's human rights commission but institutional antisemitism. Holocaust deniers are attending party events.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:06 AM

3. Appreciate their support



But so embarrassing and shameful that it is needed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:37 AM

4. United Against a Common Enemy...

That’s what I call a special relationship.

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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:03 PM

5. "Trump's rhetoric reverberates across the world. Islamophobia is a growing problem in UK politics, a

Khan calls Trumps comments racist. Good for him. ===and other world leaders.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/18/uk-politicians-send-message-of-solidarity-to-us-congresswomen

......................Khan, the London mayor, tweeted about the p32/ vcetition and said: “These progressive congresswomen represent hope for the future – their home is America, but their message crosses borders.”

Afzal Khan, a shadow immigration minister, said: “I have been inspired by the new generation of progressive US congresswomen. They are being threatened because they are a threat to Trump’s antiquated, racist views. In my view that is something to be proud of.

“Trump’s rhetoric reverberates across the world. Islamophobia is a growing problem in UK politics, and Trump has fed the fire with these remarks. Our message of solidarity is to these congresswomen, but also to any young person aspiring to a life in politics, to say we will not stand for racism.”


Matthew McGregor, a campaign director at Hope not Hate, said Trump’s tweets were a “disgusting attack on four congresswomen of colour” and he wanted the women to know that “from across the political spectrum in Britain, thousands and thousands of people are grateful for their leadership for the hope they give people, and that they have our solidarity.”

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