Muslim general election candidate apologises for death tweet targeting world leaders

Zarah Sultana

A Muslim Labour general election candidate has apologised for saying she would “celebrate” the deaths of Tony Blair, George Bush and Benjamin Netanyahu.

Zarah Sultana wrote on social media in 2015: “Try and stop me when the likes of Blair, Netanyahu and Bush die.”

In 2015, Ms Sultana also wrote of her support for “violent resistance” by Palestinians, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

But in her apology on Monday, Ms Sultana said she had been “exasperated by endless cycles of global suffering, violence and needless killing.”

She now says she supports a two state solution and full rights for Israelis and Palestinians.

Sultana is contesting the Coventry South seat on 12 December.

Here is Zarah Sultana’s statement in full:

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