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Islamist Lord Ahmed convicted of sexual offences against children

The PoK-origin Islamist and former UK Labour Party member is not just another British politician but a key member of a number of radical Muslim networks

Lord Nazir Ahmed, an Islamist propagandist based in the United Kingdom, has been found guilty of sexual offences against two children in the 1970s. One of the charges against him was an attempted rape of a young girl.

The Kashmiri Islamist was referred to as Baron Ahmed at one point. He is a former UK Labour politician and former peer of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir origin.

BBC reported that Lord Ahmed had already resigned from the House of Lords in November 2020 after “a conduct committee report concluded he had sexually and emotionally exploited a vulnerable woman who sought his help”. However, as Islamist Watch and other counter-Islamist organisations have mentioned on previous occasions, the Kashmiri Islamist is not just another British politician but a key member of a number of radical Muslim networks.

In 2005, Ahmed hosted a book launch in the House of Lords for Israel Shamir alias Jöran Jermas. Shamir’s address at the event included statements like: “Jews indeed own, control and edit a big share of mass media, this mainstay of Imperial thinking… In the Middle East, we have just one reason for wars, terror and trouble — and that is Jewish supremacy drive.”

The ‘lord’ has regularly taken part in events with leading south Asian and British Islamists, including top officials of Jamaat-e-Islami, a violent south Asian Islamist movement.

In 2012, following the announcement of an American bounty for the head of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Islamist reportedly claimed that he would offer 10 million British pounds for the capture of Barack Obama or George Bush. He also reportedly stated that if “Iran was attacked, the Muslim nation should unite against these powers”.

Lord Ahmed is a prominent figure in Pakistan, where, in a interview given in 2013, he made anti-Semitic claims that a conviction against him for “dangerous driving” in Britain (in which he killed a man) was only handed down because of pressure placed on the courts by a purported secret cabal of “Jews” who also “own newspapers and TV channels.”

The Islamist claimed that the judge in his conviction was appointed to his position after he helped a “Jewish colleague” of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

In the United Kingdom as well as the United States, Lord Ahmed has been closely involved with Islamist-run, Pakistani-backed Kashmiri activism, sharing platforms with Pakistani supporters of terror and prominent American Islamists.

The man, in fact, is a dubious character who has had several brushes with the law:

Lord Ahmed’s Islamist allies, in both and the US, have not commented on his conviction, but that’s hardly surprising.

Courtesy: Middle East Forum

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