Statement

Hate Incident identified at Bradford West Hustings

Hate Incident identified at Bradford West Hustings

JUST Yorkshire has a proud tradition and impeccable track record of standing up for fairness, equality and freedom and stamping out all forms of hate including anti-semitism and xenophobia.

On Wednesday 31st of May, JUST facilitated a hustings event at the Carlisle Business Centre in Bradford for the Bradford West Prospective Parliamentary Candidates and constituents. Following the hustings event, we were informed via social media that an anti-semitic comment/s had been made by a member/s of the audience.

We have subsequently reviewed footage, and we can now confirm that anti-semitic comments were made, which we have now reported to the police as a hate incident.

Our Chair, Nadeem Murtuja has stated the following:

“Let me make it clear, JUST Yorkshire condemns every form of hate, racism, Islamophobia and Antisemitism, if I had heard the comment on the night of the hustings, we would have immediately brought an end to the proceedings. Anti-Semitism has no place in civil and democratic society, and we are all obligated to stamp all forms of hate from every aspect of society.

We would like to place on record, our sincere thanks to the member of the audience that highlighted the anti-semitic comments via social media, and in the strongest terms we will provide our utmost support to this person.

We will make no further comments at this stage, and we will fully co-operate with the authorities to identify the perpetrator.”

More to follow…..

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