A candidate for the UK’s main opposition party Labour, has been forced to apologize after she had declared that there was no such thing as ISIS. Previously she had also declared that 9/11 was an attack invented by the west to justify attacking Muslim countries.
Miss Safia A'Noor (pictured on the left with Labour Members of Parliament Ms Shabana Mahmood and Mr Liam Byrne) has been selected as the Labour candidate for Small Heath, Birmingham, in next year's city council elections.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Birmingham candidate for Labour party Safia Noor, 25, has apologised after previously claiming there was ‘no proof’ that ISIS exists in one of a string of controversial Facebook posts.<a href="https://twitter.com/AMDWaters?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AMDWaters</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ForBritainParty?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ForBritainParty</a> RT<a href="https://t.co/zNuPsp1VQU">https://t.co/zNuPsp1VQU</a></p>— For Britain 🔱 (@ForBritainParty) <a href="https://twitter.com/ForBritainParty/status/939795810316963841?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 10, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The 25-year-old, posted remarks on Facebook in the wake of the Westminster terror attacks, which left five people dead, telling her followers to "relax".
Writing on her Facebook page on March 22, the day of the Westminster terror attack, she wrote: "Can people relax and stop fighting on Facebook, sadly people died in Westminster today but people die every day in Syria, Palestine, Africa, Rohingya, Kashmir. Need I carry on?!! Grow up and stop pointing fingers!"
A week later, when there was a stabbing in London, she continued along the same line: "Westminster attacking Khalid Masood had interest in Jihad - police."
Commenting further on the article on Facebook, she declared: "So someone got stabbed after the attack last week as a result of media and government claiming that so-called ISIS had claimed responsibility. There is no ISIS, and there is no proof."
Given the harsh backlash her words have had on social media, the Labour candidate has now offered her apologies to anyone feeling offended, stating: “Having read these comments back I accept I should have chosen my words more carefully.”
“I didn’t intend to cause any offence and I apologise to anyone who found those comments offensive or upsetting. I completely condemn all terrorist acts.”
A spokesman for Labour declined to comment.