For the next instalment of the unguarded views of Respect party members aired in such places as Facebook, allow me to introduce Abul “Abz” Hussain. According to his homepage and this link, Abul is a member of Respect’s National Council and as such a very senior figure within George Galloway’s party, which is backing Lutfur Rahman for Tower Hamlets mayor. Respect commenter Prinkipo Exile made the point on this thread that:
Respect has always opposed anti-semitism and its leader Salma Yaqoob stepped out of line within the muslim community for opposing the boycott of Holocaust Memorial Day by the very establishment oriented Muslim Council of Britain.
Whether you agree with Salma Yaqoob’s views or not, she always seems to be a woman of integrity and principle. So I wonder what she and Prinkipo Exile will make of the following discussion on Abul’s Facebook site last week:
Abul ‘Abz’ Hussain feels like growing a moustache…hmmmm….
Abul ‘Abz’ Hussain I should have put u on that convoy to Gaza, could have traded the Jew with the Israelis to let the aid through, but then again they’d probably reject u as ur too much of a jew by their standards!
Silly kids messing around is one thing, but Abul Hussain is a national council member and policy maker for Respect, whose founding principles include anti-racism.