The Blunders of MPAC

This is a guest post by Igor

The Muslim Public Affairs Committee campaigned against seven sitting MPs in the General Election, on the grounds that they were variously “Zio-Nazis”, “pro-war Zionists” or just all-round Islamophobes. Three of these MPs lost their seats, much to the delight of MPAC, who naturally (but not very convincingly) claimed the credit.

Let’s look a little closer at MPAC’s successes for anti-Zionism.

In Watford, they campaigned against the Labour MP Claire Ward, who was beaten by Tory Richard Harringtonā€¦better known as the most recent Chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel.

In Hendon, they campaigned against Labour’s Andrew Dismore, who was beaten by the Conservative’s Matthew Offord. Dismore was definitely pro-Israel, but guess what? So is Offord. Perhaps even more so.

MPAC’s other ‘success’ was in Bradford East, where Labour’s Terry Rooney lost his seat. Rooney is not only virtually unknown in the world of pro-Israel activism, he even signed the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s election pledge, endorsing an arms embargo and economic sanctions against Israel.

Way to go, MPAC!

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