Your Brexit recently started a petition calling for MP Naz Shah to either resign or for UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn to fire her for retweeting a post that said abused girls (victims of Muslim grooming gangs) should shut their mouths for the sake of diversity.
The actual retweet read:
RT @Owen_Jones84: @AreeqChowdhury @NazShahBfd Exactly Areeq, those abused girls in Rotherham and elsewhere just need to shut their mouths. For the good of #diversity!
The original post came from an account pretending to be Owen Jones, a political activist who writes for The Guardian. Shah not only liked the tweet, but shared it to her followers.
“Putting together the pieces here, it is pretty obvious what has happened,” Your Brexit said. “An online joker using an account impersonating Owen Jones has made a satirical comment saying that ‘abused girls in Rotherham need to shut their mouths,’ and for some reason best known to Naz Shah herself she has identified with the satirical tone of it and decided to retweet it.”
Shah left the tweet up for eight minutes before deleting it.
“The retweet itself would have been deplorable from anyone, but for it to come from a serving Member of Parliament is simply inexcusable,” Your Brexit said.
This is not the first time Shah has had trouble over something she posted on the Internet.
“Ms Shah, a Muslim, was suspended by the Labour Party in 2016 for making anti-semitic comments online,” Joseph Curtis from MailOnline reported. However, Shah’s suspension was lifted three months later, and she was “welcomed back into the party.”
Your Brexit’s petition calls upon Shah to resign from her position as Member of Parliament, or for Jeremy Corbyn to “take this decision.”