A FAR-LEFT Labour MP who attempted to inflame racial tensions in Scotland by claiming the Home Office was engaged in an “Eid deportation” was left red-faced after it turned out the illegal immigrants the Government was trying to deport were Indian, not Muslim.
Zarah Sultana MP – a Labour leftie who provides a continuous stream of Twitter content to show the working-class man (or woman) as to why the Labour Party is not the party of the people, was exposed as the race-baiting divisionary that she is with her latest tweet.
Sultana said that the Home Office – ran by Priti Patel (who is of Indian decent) was “inflaming tensions” in Glasgow’s Muslim community at the start of Eid – and suggested the Government was deporting Muslims to spread division during the religious festival.
“Nothing is more beautiful than solidarity. In response to a Home Office immigration raid during Eid, the people of Glasgow mobilised.” said Sultana.
Nothing is more beautiful than solidarity.
In response to a Home Office immigration raid during Eid, the people of Glasgow mobilised, fought back and got their neighbours released 💕pic.twitter.com/OnQscqN6Dr
— Zarah Sultana MP (@zarahsultana) May 13, 2021
The deportation raid targeted a property housing two illegal immigrants from India, who were not themselves believed to be Muslim.
A UK Home Office van was blockaded by hundreds of chanting protesters, and the pair were eventually released on bail as Glasgow police intervened in a bid to defuse tensions.
“The operation was routine and in no way connected to Eid. We are tackling illegal immigration and the harms it causes,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman told reporters.
“We will continue to tackle illegal immigration,” he added.
Friday’s front-page headline on the pro-independence National newspaper read: “Glasgow 1 ‘Team UK’ 0.”
The raid also caused a race row within Labour when a union bigwig tweeted that London-born Home Secretary Priti Patel who has Indian heritage should herself be “deported.”
Labour leaders suspended the Unite union’s Howard Beckett, who apologised for the tweet but said he stood by his criticism of the government’s “racist” policies.