‘It’s not the party that has deserted Jami, but Jami who has deserted Labour,’ says Labour leader Wouter Bos in an interview with the Trouw on Friday.
Bos’ comments are a reaction to new accusations from Ehsan Jami, a local Labour councillor and founder of the committee for ex-Muslims. Jami has failed to win a place in the party’s management board.
‘We supported him from when he announced plans to set up a committee for former Muslims. We talked to him about his safety and much more,’ Bos said.
‘Now he is accusing party leaders of actively opposing his membership in the party executive. But if you want to be a Labour executive you have to have some affinity for the founding principles of the party,’ Bos says in the Trouw.
Jami has been in the news since August when he was allegedly beaten up by Muslims because of his outspoken comments about Islam.
He recently wrote a newspaper article together with anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders likening the prophet Mohammed to Hitler.
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