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UK Muslim peer suspended from Labour Party for `anti-Semitic rant` on Pak television

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013 - 18:30

London: A Muslim peer has been suspended from the Labour Party for an alleged anti-Semitic outburst on television in Pakistan.
Lord Ahmed, 55, was reported to have said that his jail sentence for dangerous driving was the result of the influence of prominent "Jews" on the courts in reaction to his support for Palestinian Arabs in Gaza, reports the Daily Express.

He also claimed that the judge who sentenced him was appointed to the High Court after helping a "Jewish colleague" of Tony Blair.

Lord Ahmed was jailed for 12 weeks in 2009 after Sheffield Crown Court was told he sent text messages shortly before his car was involved in a fatal crash.

The Court of Appeal freed him after he served16 days.

According to reports, the alleged outburst came in an interview last year.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the reported comments were "disgraceful".

Lord Ahmed`s solicitors said that there would be no comment until they had received a full, unedited transcript of the comments he is alleged to have made.

Lord Ahmed was suspended last year but reinstated after he denied offering a 6.6 million pound "bounty" for the capture of US President Barack Obama.


First Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 - 18:30

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