Lichfield’s MP has been criticised over comments made about pro-Palestinian protesters.
Michael Fabricant posted a since deleted tweet describing them as “primitives”.
The post was accompanied by the sharing of footage of the clashes between the protesters and police outside the Israeli embassy in London.
“These primitives are trying to bring to London what they do in the Middle East.”Michael Fabricant MP
Nick Lowles MBE, CEO of Hope Not Hate said the Conservatives should take action against Mr Fabricant following his comments.
“Tensions are running high around the world in response to the dreadful scenes we’ve all witnessed in Israel and the occupied Palestine territories over recent days.
“Appallingly, this crisis has also led to a surge in antisemitism in the UK with vile slurs aimed at Jewish people, and synagogues being vandalised. There has also been a surge in racism aimed at Muslims.
“Political leaders have a responsibility to bring communities together, not stir division.
“Disgracefully, we saw a horrendous slur used by Conservative MP Michael Fabricant, who used Twitter to call British Muslim protesters ‘primitives’.
“I am disgusted by this sort of slur. We immediately called for Mr Fabricant’s suspension and I have followed this up by writing directly to the Chief Whip to demand action.”Nick Lowles MBE, Hope Not Hate