A cross-party group of peers has written to Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, to report extreme antisemitic statements on various pro-Jeremy Corbyn Facebook pages.
Lords Beecham, Carlile, Polak, Sugar and Turnberg, and Baronesses Altmann and Deech, wrote that the material they reported “not only stirs up racial hatred which threatens the very fabric of community cohesion throughout London and the UK, but also poses a possible physical threat to the Jewish community”.
The peers cited a comment on a Facebook group called “Supporting Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell” which said “Adolph [sic], you should have finished the job.” Another Facebook group, “Jeremy Corbyn Leads Us To Victory”, was reported over pictures of journalists at the New York Times and CNN, with the Star of David pasted on to those they believed to be Jewish.
The Metropolitan Police Service told The Guardian that it is investigating.
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