But she wrote it in 2011. Why are Labor Party officials only getting angry about it now?
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“UK Labor official fired after posting Hitler ‘was the greatest man in history,'” Jerusalem Post, April 10, 2016:
A UK Labor official was suspended on Sunday after she allegedly wrote anti-Semitic messages onto social media including one post which stated Hitler was “the greatest man in history,” according to the Daily Mail.
Lutton borough Labor Councillor Aysegul Gurbuz, 20, was fired from the Labor party after it was revealed that between 2011 to 2014 she had written numerous disparaging comments about Jews.
The posts were discovered by Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, which describes itself as volunteer-based grassroots charity “dedicated to exposing and countering anti-Semitism,” according to the group’s Facebook page.
Another tweet written in 2013 states: “The Jews are so powerful in the US it’s disgusting,” while another opined that she hoped Iran would “wipe Israel off the map” with a nuclear weapon.
Gurbuz, however, denies that she was responsible for the anti-Semitic statements, claiming her sister may have been responsible for them, the Daily Mail added.
“It was a joint account I had with my sister so I don’t know if she’s gone out and tweeted that, but I’m absolutely appalled right now,” Gurbuz said in response to the controversy.
“Where I live we’ve got very good cohesion with the Jewish community… I’m absolutely shocked,” she added.
After the social media messages came to light, a Labor spokesperson announced Gurbuz’s immediate suspension “pending an investigation.’
The episode is the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidences involving Labor party members….