British parliament member suspended after blaming Jews for being jailed for reckless drivingBy Mason White 12:33 PM March 15, 2013
By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A British parliament member was suspended after blaming the Jews for being jailed on a reckless driving charge, according to press reports in the United Kingdom.
Pakistan-born Nazir Ahmed was suspended Thursday by Britain’s Labour Party over his remarks that Jews conspired in order to have him jailed over a fatal car crash.
A British newspaper reported that Ahmed, who was jailed for dangerous driving after sending text messages shortly before the accident, has linked his prison sentence, to Jewish pressure on the British courts.
He also blamed Jews who own newspapers and television channels. The report said that Nazir apparently had told a Pakistani television station that the judge who jailed him for 12 weeks was involved in helping a Jewish colleague of former Prime Minister Tony Blair during a case, according to a translation of his remarks obtained by the newspaper. He said that Jews are angry at him because he supports the Palestinian cause, according to press reports.
“The Labour Party regrets and does not tolerate any form of anti-Semitism. Following the reports in today’s newspapers we are suspending Lord Ahmed pending an investigation,” a party spokesperson, said.
Ahmed’s car hit a parked car on a motorway in northern England, in 2007, killing a driver, 28. Ahmed pleaded guilty to reckless driving and a judge sentenced him to 12 weeks in jail in February 2009 after hearing that he sent five text messages in the minutes before the crash.
Ahmed was suspended in April 2012 after he offered a £10 million reward for the capture of U.S. president Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. He denied making the offer and was later reinstated.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view