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Scotland not ready for ‘brown, Muslim Paki’ Labour leader

The Scottish Labour Party has promised "swift action" against a senior white member who told Anas Sarwar that Scotland was not ready for a “brown, Muslim Paki” leader. The name the individual has not been released.

Published: February 1, 2018, 5:24 pm

    The Daily Record reported a Labour spokesman as saying that they would investigate the issue of the senior Labour councillor’s statement.

    During last year’s battle for leadership, Sarwar said he had approached the senior councillor for an endorsement.

    Sarwar said: “A leader of a Labour council group told me very clearly the reason that he couldn’t support me in the leadership election was that, in his words, Scotland wasn’t ready for a ‘brown, Muslim, Paki’.

    “When I challenged him on that, saying it was a racist, Islamophobic comment, he said that wasn’t his opinion, it was his fear about what his constituents believe.

    “He later apologised saying, in his words, that he got caught up in ‘pub banter’. To which I said, ‘I don’t know what pubs you are hanging around in but you need to get a different circle of friends’.”

    He also said that another prominent female Labour member refused to support him after he saw picture of Sarwar’s wife, Furheen wearing an Islamic headscarf.

    He explained: “My wife wears a hijab and she said, based on the picture she saw of my wife, she couldn’t vote for me in the leadership election.

    “She is a normal, passionate, hard-working Scot who is just as mad as anybody else when she needs to be, just as funny as anybody else when she needs to be,” he said of his wife.

    “She is a Scot in every way possible and her identity is way more than what she chooses to wear on her head.

    “What right do I have to dictate to any woman, far less my wife, about what she should and shouldn’t wear? What a woman chooses to wear, how she chooses to express herself, how she chooses to present herself – either in public or private – is the right of that individual woman.”

    Anas Sarwar – Labour – Glasgow
    May 2016. Pic – Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

    Labour council group leaders interviewed by The National expressed their “horror” at the remarks.

    A Labour spokesman said: “What Anas has revealed is completely unacceptable. Labour has a zero tolerance approach to any form of racism and bigotry. This reported behaviour falls well short of what we expect from any member or elected representative of the Labour Party.

    “Labour is taking steps to ensure this issue can be thoroughly investigated, and as part of that the General Secretary is contacting Anas to identify the individual involved and take appropriate action.”

    Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard tweeted: “I’ve contacted Anas this morning to express my solidarity and support. I will do everything I can to kick racism out of our Party wherever it is found. I have also encouraged Anas to raise this as a formal complaint so that swift action can be taken. Zero tolerance for racism.”

    Scottish Government minister Humza Yousaf tweeted his support, noting that the UK’s first ever Muslim MP, Mohammed Sarwar, came from Scotland.

    Yousaf tweeted: “Utterly shocking. Sorry to hear @AnasSarwar and his wife Furheen had to endure this.

    “Anas may feel he shouldn’t name the Councillor involved but really do hope he has reported him. A person with those views should not remain in elected office.”

    By artfully playing the victim in this instance, Sarwar has prepared the ground for his next attempt at the leadership, after he lost the election for Scottish Labour leader last year to an relative newcomer.

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