Comments Made by Al-Quds Day Speaker Who Said ‘Grenfell Victims Were Killed by Zionists’ Investigated by Police

Nazim Ali

Comments by a chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Nazim Ali, are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police for anti-Semitism after he made accusations at the anti-Israel, Khomenist al-Quds Day march that the Grenfell Tower victims were “murdered” by Zionists.

Ali, a prominent speaker at the anti-Semitic al-Quds Day march on June 18th, was recorded saying that victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, which resulted in at least 80 deaths and 70 injuries, “were murdered by Theresa May’s cronies, many of which are supporters of Zionist ideology”.

“Let us not forget that some of the biggest corporations who were supporting the Conservative Party are Zionists. They are responsible for the murder of the people in Grenfell, in those towers in Grenfell, the Zionist supporters of the Tory Party,” the IHRC chairman continued.

Later on, he said: “It is the Zionists who give money to the Tory party, to kill people in high rise blocks…. Careful, careful, careful of those rabbis who belong to the Board of Deputies, who have got blood on their hands.”

A spokesman for the Community Security Trust, which monitors anti-Semitism in Britain, said the CST was appalled by Ali’s comments and told The Telegraph:  “In any circumstance, these comments would have been utterly hateful, but to hang them on what happened at Grenfell Tower beggared belief.”

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We received an allegation of anti-semitic comments and it is being investigated by detectives from Westminster CID. The inquiry continues.”

In June, Breitbart London reported footage of London police refusing to accept complaints against al-Quds Day marchers flying the flag, which depicts a machine gun, at the demonstration.

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Organisers of the march urged supporters to wear or carry the flag of the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, which calls for the destruction of Israel, but to claim support extended to the “political” wing.

The UK only proscribes the militant wing of Hezbollah – a distinction the Lebanese Shia terror organisation itself does not make – meaning the terror group can exploit the loophole to march through London under the guise of its political wing.

Disclaimers were pinned to flags reading: “This flag is to show my support for the political wing of Hizbollah.” No arrests were made.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, after increasing pressure, finally committed to calling on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to ban the terror group outright, thus prevent the al-Quds Day procession from marching through the capital city in future.

Following the Finsbury Park Mosque terror attack in which worshippers leaving a mosque were mown down by a man driving a truck, another chairman of the Iranian-backed IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh, labelled reformist Muslim Maajid Nawaz and political commentator Douglas Murray “hate preachers” in a BBC interview. The broadcaster was later forced to issue two apologies to Mr. Murray and Mr. Nawaz.

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