From the Jerusalem Post:
A British politician who was jailed after sending a text message while driving on a motorway, which killed another motorist, has blamed his fate on a Jewish conspiracy.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, 55, who became one of the first Muslim peers in the UK after former Prime Minister Tony Blair appointed him in 1998, has said that his prison sentence was a result of pressure applied on the court by Jews “who own newspapers and television channels,” the Times said on Thursday.
These dreadful comments are playing to his own audience. Many will believe them.
He also claimed that the judge in the 2008 case was appointed to his position after he helped a “Jewish colleague” of Blair during an important case. According to Ahmed, Justice Wilkie was hand-picked to carry out the sentencing because no other judge was willing to handle his case.
He also alleged that Jewish-owned media organizations pressured the courts to charge him with a more serious offense.
Ahmed maintained that the plot to stemmed from Jewish disapproval of his support for the Palestinians in Gaza. The Times said he repeated his comments during a television interview in Pakistan, which was said to have been broadcast last April.
“My case became more critical because I went to Gaza to support Palestinians. My Jewish friends who own newspapers and TV channels opposed this,” he allegedly said in the interview.
Ahmed denied he ever gave the interview. The Times said it has sent his lawyer a copy of the transcript.
A spokesman for the Labor Party said that they would launch an investigation to look at the disgraced peer’s comments.
Martyn Gombar, a 28-year-old Slovakian, was killed in December 2007 after his car was hit by Ahmed’s Jaguar near Sheffield, in south Yorkshire. The police said that while he was driving at 70mph, he had sent and received five text messages.
According to the Times, three Court of Appeal judges refused to quash Ahmed’s conviction. They maintained that the sentence was justified and that there should not be “one law for the rich and powerful and one law for the rest.”
There is a cultural poison in the world this man inhabits; a poison that either makes him think this way, or makes him think it’s acceptable to say these things. Stuff like personal responsibility – for killing someone – moral leadership, and honesty, all seem a long way removed from that world. Which begs the question of why Tony Blair and the establishment made him a part of it, gave him a title, and seem strangely quiet in the face of his bigotry. Do they really want people like this?