Revealed: Green MP candidates posted October 7 conspiracy and Gaza-Holocaust comparison

Fears that the party has become a home for extremists as the JC exposes THREE election hopefuls


Three Green Party parliamentary candidates have shared incendiary material online including a video in which a woman claims “Zionists will drink the blood of Palestinians”, the JC can reveal.

The disclosures, which follow a recent JC exposé of inflammatory posts by newly elected Green councillors, have heightened fears that the party has become a safe haven for extremists.

Other posts by the candidates feature an October 7 conspiracy theory, support for the Palestinian “resistance” and material comparing Israel’s war against Hamas to the Holocaust.

The party is now facing calls to take action against the three MP hopefuls, whose social media activity was described as “shocking” and a “wake-up call” by Dame Louise Ellman, who fought antisemitism as a Labour MP when the party was led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Elizabeth Waight, who is standing in Bethnal Green and Stepney, posted a video on Instagram on March 27 in which a woman said: “What’s left for the Zionists [is] to eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Palestinians… I think this will happen soon.”

Chingford and Wood Green candidate Chris Brody uploaded links to an article that suggested that the 9/11 and October 7 terror attacks were “false flag operations executed to open the path toward more slaughter and mayhem”.

Bristol East candidate Naseem Talukdar circulated comparisons between the Holocaust and the war in Gaza and liked a video clip in which anti-Israel activist David Miller says “we have to destroy Zionism”.

Dame Louise said that the cases unearthed by the JC were deeply disturbing. “The mounting evidence of antisemitism in the Green Party is a wake-up call,” she said.

“It is shocking to see the Green Party become a safe home for antisemitic and anti-Israel extremists. They must take immediate action.”

She pointed out that Labour had forced out those who held extremist views and instituted rigorous processes to vet its candidates.

The revelations are set to intensify the furore triggered during the local elections earlier this month, when the JC revealed that several Green council candidates had circulated extremist views.

Those elected included two Greens in Bristol. One, Abdul Malik, posted a link to a Hamas propaganda video justifying the October 7 massacre, and another, Mohamed Makawi, shared false claims that most of the terrorists’ victims were killed by the IDF.

Mothin Ali, who posted a video on October 7 implying the atrocities were justified and celebrated his victory with a speech that closed with the cry “Allahu Akbar”, was elected in Leeds.

Standing for the Greens in the Tory-held north-east London constituency Chingford and Wood Green is IT manager and musician Chris Brody.

On October 21, two weeks after the Hamas massacre, he posted links on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) to an article suggesting that both the 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 people in 2001 and the October 7 massacre were “false flag operations executed to open the path toward more slaughter and mayhem”, the first perpetrated by the Bush administration, the second by Israel.

The article claimed “there is growing evidence that the Hamas attack on Israel October 7, 2023, may also have been a false flag engineered to open the way to the genocide of the Palestinian people of Gaza”.

After Azhar Ali, the Labour candidate in the Rochdale by-election in February, was recorded making similar claims at a party meeting, he was suspended by his party, which opened the way to George Galloway’s victory.

The article shared by Brody also claimed Israel has “a Nazi attitude” and has no right to exist.

In Bristol East, the Green candidate will be Naseem Talukdar. In January he reposted several pairs of photographs of the Holocaust and of Israel with captions claiming, “it’s becoming REALLY hard to spot the difference” and that the “past becomes the present”.

A pair of portraits of Adolf Hitler and Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu, and a photo showing Jewish prisoners being taken on a pickup truck to a Nazi death camp were also included.

He also liked a post claiming that “Israel became a country by killing Palestinians and stealing their land”, and another suggesting that Palestinians were “the real owners of Palestine”.

In February, Talukdar liked a video clip of the former Bristol University professor David Miller making a speech in which he said, “we have to destroy and dismantle Zionism… it’s fundamentally a racist ideology”, and another post showing a cartoon of an IDF soldier pointing a submachine gun at a baby in an incubator. The soldier was drawn with a speech bubble reading: “But do you condemn Hamas?”

Even more extreme was an Instagram post on March 27 by Elizabeth Waight, the Greens’ candidate in the East End constituency of Bethnal Green and Stepney.

The video to which she linked featured a woman who claimed that a Palestinian patient had been raped and killed in front of her family by Israeli soldiers in the Al-Shifa hospital.

The woman went on: “What’s left for the Zionists [is] to eat the flesh and drink the blood of the Palestinians… I think this will happen soon, you will see them eating the flesh and drinking the blood.”

Waight also posted a statement justifying Palestinian “resistance”.

She also liked a post that claimed “we are paying for a genocide so that the racial supremacy of Europeans can be maintained in Palestine”, and another that stated: “We can talk about 7 October all you like as long as we’re allowed to (a) contextualise the illegal decades’ long siege of Gaza and (b) spend at least 20 times more airtime expressing sorrow at Palestine casualties compared to Israelis so that the attention paid is proportionate.”

Two further controversial candidates are standing to be Green MPs.

Becca Horn, the Green candidate in Hastings, is an activist in the local branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), and photos of her taking part feature on its social media pages. She also signed a letter from the branch to the local council on October 23 expressing dismay that it had not called for a ceasefire.

Posts by the Hastings PSC include a photo of the Gaza border fence destroyed on October 7 accompanied by a caption reading: “Enough is enough! What does Israel expect? After 16 years of siege and 75 years of oppression.”

It has also pictured members holding placards advocating “resistance by any means necessary” and asking: “Wouldn’t you resist? We are all Palestinian.” Last June, it held a meeting addressed by Miller, in which he attacked “the Israel lobby”, and in September, hosted a gathering addressed by the anti-Zionist journalist Asa Winstanley, who spoke about his book Weaponising Anti-Semitism, explaining “how Labour’s antisemitism crisis was manufactured”.

Also standing for the Greens is Jo Bird, the candidate in the Wirral, who was expelled from Labour in 2021 for supporting the proscribed group Labour Against the Witchhunt.

Bird is Jewish, but has previously stated that she believes there is “privileging of racism against Jews as more worthy of resources than other forms of racism” and that the way Labour dealt with complaints of antisemitism should be labelled “Jew process”, rather than “due process”.

Appalled by the mounting evidence of Green extremism, Jewish Labour Movement chair Mike Katz wrote last week to the party’s co-leaders, Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay, saying they “must understand the importance of taking firm action against members, candidates and elected representatives who spread racism – even when it is against Jews”.

He pointed out that he had raised similar concerns last year, but had not received a reply, and asked: “For the sake of fighting racism and promoting equality and tolerance for all minority communities in our country, please don’t ignore our letter this time.”

A national spokesman for the Greens, replying on behalf of each of the individuals named above, said: “The allegations raised are serious and are being treated as such. At this stage it would be inappropriate for us to comment further on the examples raised.”

The JC approached candidates and some local Green branches. None of the branches contacted responded.​

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