Rod Liddle suspended from Labour party for describing ‘antisemitism as visceral for many Muslims’

Rod Liddle has been suspended from the Labour Party for a blog post about antisemitism within the party.

The Labour Party confirmed the news to The Independent but said they could not comment on why he has been suspended. “Rod Liddle has been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation,” a spokesperson said.

The controversial British journalist, who is associate editor of The Spectator and former editor of BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme, said the party had cited the “language” in his 3 May blog post as the reason for his suspension but had not specified which bit of the piece they objected to.

  • Observer

    Antisemitism is one of the founding tenents of Islam.

    • WalterBannon

      … and of socialism

  • Dana Garcia

    Isn’t antisemitism a big theme in the Koran?

    • Alain


  • Ego

    This is what the sharioa says:

    The Objectives of Jihad
    o9.8 The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4)—which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself—while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (…)

    And if a Muslim tells you otherwise, consider that he may be lying:
    Sharia r8.2 – Permissible Lying

    If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permis-sible (N: i.e. when the purpose of lying is to circumvent someone who is preventing one from doing something permissible), and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory.

    Jihad is obligatory for all Muslims.

    Again from the sharia:
    o9.1 The Obligatory Character of Jihad

    The second state is when non-Muslims invade a Muslim country or near to one, in which case jihad is personally obligatory (def: c3.2) upon the inhabitants of that country, who must repel the non-Muslims with whatever they can).