In the last couple of days, Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, has successfully bullied a Polish writer and social activist, Rafał Ziemkiewicz, who was due to give a speech in Acton criticising Islamism, into cancelling his trip.
Rupa lied in her tweet stating ‘he refused to debate with me’ when what actually happened is Rupa wrote to the Home Office trying to bar his entry into the UK, and when that failed she got her mates in the Metropolitan police to threaten the premises that were due to host the debate with having their licence revoked if they went ahead.
Rupa described Rafał’s intended UK tour as ‘hate speech’. The Guardian published Rupa’s view on why Rafał should be barred from entering the UK but refused to publish Rafał’s letter response to her.
She also claimed that Rafał is a Holocaust denier which is not correct – Rafał actually called for an exhumation of the Jedwabne mass grave – this has been supported by the Mayor of Jedwabne – and the campaign was led by another guy, a historian called Krzysztof Krasowski, who wanted to determine whether the Germans were behind the Jedwabne massacre during the War, which a Princeton professor had claimed was perpetrated by Poles.
This is sheer hypocrisy from Rupa Huq, who has previously suggested that the UK should apologise for creating the state of Israel.
The same Rupa Huq has failed to speak out against the Al Quds March in London where Islamists openly call for the state of Israel to be destroyed. She has failed to call out Shaykh Bahm from South Africa who called Jews ‘fleas’ and who came to speak at an Islamic Conference a few weeks ago, also speaking at the Palestine expo in August last year. She has failed to speak out against Anjem Choudhary being released early from prison.
As outspoken ex-Muslim Shazia Hobbs pointed out in one of the comments: “We allow hate preachers from Pakistan to come to UK & tour mosques, spreading their poison. Hate preachers who are banned from addressing crowds in Pakistan.”
In fact many people spoke out very strongly against Rupa Huq’s censorship.
A few Polish accounts supported Rupa, one of which was clearly a fake profile with 8 followers that had been set up the day before simply to comment supportively on Rupa Huq’s account.