Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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MP's critical of Labour party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn have received a bevy of anti-Semitic messages, even those within his same party, calling them "utter filth" and Zionist stooges," The Jewish Chronicle reported Monday.
Labour party MP John Mann, a vocal critic of Corbyn and chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism, said he had received over 40 such emails and tweets over the past six-weeks.
Mann claims the attacks have been coming from supporters of Corbyn, re-tweeting a number of messages suggesting the veteran MP was under the auspices of Israeli influence.
Mann went on to say that other MP's have received similar messages, including Jewish party members being accused of split loyalties between the UK and Israel, The Chronicle
“I have very serious concerns about Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters,” Mann said in an interview with the Sunday Press. “I’ve received some vicious antisemitic abuse... I have been described as a servant of the Israeli Prime Minister, a Nazi Zionist, a Zionist scumbag. This is all because I chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism.”
Mann claims that many of those sending the hateful emails have openly expressed their support of Corbyn.
Corbyn said last week that there “should not be any anti-Semitic, Islamophobic or racist slogans or banners at any demonstration, ever,” according to The Chronicle
Corbyn in the past has called terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah "friends."