Two student Labour activists were among those celebrating the news that Boris Johnson has contracted Covid-19. Nazifa Zaman posted the above tweet minutes after the news broke. Zaman is the deputy chair of Warwick University Labour Society. She is also an anti-Israeli activist who took part in a demonstration last December after a former Israeli Defence Force officer was invited to speak at the university (see photo, below).
|Zaman (centre, holding scarf)|
Following a backlash against her tweet she locked down both her Facebook and Twitter accounts. Among those who follow her on Twitter is the anti-Semite Labour MP for Coventry South, Zarah Sultana.
Responding to Zaman's tweet a short time later was Mariam Shaaban, the chair of Scottish Labour Students. 'Dua' is an Islamic prayer specifically asking God for a favour or favours.
Shaaban describes herself as a Marxist. Her Twitter account is still public at the time of writing, but the account for Scottish Labour Students was mysteriously deleted this afternoon.
|Shaaban pictured with Labour's Dawn Butler|
|Shaaban pictured with the Marx-Engels statue in Berlin|