MPs Endorse Labour Council Candidate Who Claimed ISIS Doesn't Exist

From Birmingham:
Two Birmingham MPs have endorsed a council candidate who claimed ISIS doesn't exist.

Safia Noor, a Labour candidate in Birmingham's Small Heath ward, also suggested people should "grow up" after the terrorist attack in Westminster last year, in which five people were killed along with the terrorist.

She apologised for the comments last year.

But party members have told BirminghamLive they were shocked to see her endorsed by city MPs Liam Byrne (Lab Hodge Hill) and Jess Phillips (Lab Yardley).

Birmingham Labour candidate apologises after saying 'no proof' that ISIS exists
Mr Byrne is the author of a book, called Black Flag Down, which warns the west is in danger of losing the propaganda battle with extremist groups.

The two MPs are pictured on a leaflet published by Labour in advance of local elections taking place on May 3.

They praise Ms Noor along with another candidate, Zaheer Khan, saying: "Zaheer and Safia grew up locally and live locally. That's why they understand the issues that matter to Small Heath."

The leaflet states: "Liam and Jess back the new team".

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