Serious concerns have been raised over Labour's shortlisting of a councillor who has been accused of making anti-Semitic comments.
The Party was plunged into a fresh anti-Semitism row after it emerged that Nasreen Khan claimed that Jews “have reaped the rewards of playing victims” and that there are “worse people than Hitler in this world”.
Miss Khan, a former member of George Galloway’s Respect Party, has been selected for a shortlist of candidates to stand in a safe Labour council seat in Bradford at next year’s local elections. A final decision is expected to be made on Friday.
She said her comments, which were made on Facebook in 2012, were “inappropriate and unacceptable”.
Writing under a video titled “The Palestine you need to know”, she said: “It’s such a shame that the history teachers in our school never taught us this but they are the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler. What have the Jews done good in this world?”
When questioned about the comment, she had added: “No, I’m not a Nazi, I’m an ordinary British Muslim that had an opinion and put it across. We have worse people than Hitler in this world now."
When she faced further online criticism she said: “Stop beating a dead horse. The Jews have reaped the rewards of playing victims. Enough is enough!”