One of the NUS LGBT Officers, Noorulan Shahid, has deleted a number of tweets about the Taliban and Jewish people after they were screenshotted and tweeted out by Durham's NUS delegate Tom Harwood. Harwood accused them of being a 'Taliban apologist' and of having said "some pretty questionable things about Jews".
Shahid has since deleted their tweets, which date back from 2011 and 2012. In the tweets, they refer to "thick-skulled soldiers" who "believed... BS they were fed regarding the Taliban". It isn't entirely clear what was meant by this, however Harwood described it as 'Taliban apologism'.
The first two brought into question concern the Taliban:
Student Voices has contacted Shahid for comment, however they are yet to respond. They have just been re-elected as LGBT officer (open place) at the NUS LGBT conference four days ago (9 March).
Shahid also tweeted 'questionable' opinions on Jewish people:
Their latest tweets read: "Comrades, I got involved in the NUS LGBT+ Campaign to try and make it more inclusive. This is still the fight that I want to continue to fight, but it will take all of us holding each accountable and learning from each other to do that."
This came after they deleted the tweets, though it is not clear if they are in reference to them or not.
Photos via Twitter/ Noorulam Shahid
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