"The visiting British leader, who belongs to Kashmir, added: ‘Israel and India are jointly massacring the innocent Muslims in Palestine and the occupied Kashmir.’ -- from this news report in Pakistan
A little more on Lord Ahmed from Wikipedia (with footnotes left in):
In December 2001, Lord Ahmed claimed that his phone had been tapped
by the government because of his opposition to its intervention in Afghanistan
. He claimed he had a heated conversation with Foreign Office
minister Denis MacShane
, during which Dr MacShame claimed to have transcripts of Lord Ahmed's private conversations. The government denied that Lord Ahmed was under surveillance, and Dr MacShane said that his remarks had been misinterpreted.
On February 23, 2005, Lord Ahmed hosted a book launch in the House of Lords for anti-Zionist author Israel Shamir
. On the 22nd March, Stephen Pollard
, in a guest editorial appearing in the Times
, lambasted the event. In his piece entitled 'Lord Ahmed's Unwelcome Guest',
Pollard opines that Shamir "is, in fact, a Swedish-domiciled anti-Semite also known as Jöran Jermas.” Pollard goes on to characterize the speech entitled 'Jews and Empire’
as containing anti-Semitic references such as "Jews control ... a big share of mass media"; 'the Jewish supremacy drive' as the one reason for wars in the Middle East, and that 'Jews love Empire'. Shamir also suggested that the large Muslim population in Britain was important to turn the tide of 'Judaic Values' in Britain. Lord Ahmed refused to comment on the remarks of Shamir.
On July 25
Lord Ahmed, while interviewing with Robert Siegel
on National Public Radio
said that the suicide bombers of 7/7
had an "identity crisis" and, that "unfortunately, our imams and mosques have not been able to communicate the true message of Islam in the language that these young people can understand."
Christopher Orlet of The American Spectator did not agree with Lord Ahmed's "identity crisis." He said, "That's not an identity crisis, Lord Ahmed, that's religious psychopathy. That's a bloodthirstiness that makes Dracula look like a teetotaler."
On June 19th 2007 Lord Ahmed criticised the honouring of Salman Rushdie
with a knighthood because of what Lord Ahmed saw as Rushdie's offensiveness to Islam.
He was reported to have said, "It's hypocrisy by Tony Blair who two weeks ago was talking about building bridges to mainstream Muslims, and then he's honouring a man who has insulted the British public and been divisive in community relations."
"This man not only provoked violence around the world because of his writings, but there were many people who were killed around the world. Forgiving and forgetting is one thing, but honouring the man who has blood on his hands, sort of, because of what he did, I think is going a bit too far." He also said on BBC Radio 4
programme that he had been appalled by the award to a man he accused of having 'blood on his hands'.
On 25 December 2007, Lord Ahmed was injured in a crash on the M1 motorway
near Rotherham in which Martin Gombar, 28, was killed. Mr Gombar's vehicle had stopped in the outside lane of the motorway, and although he had initially left his vehicle, he had returned to retrieve his mobile phone, rather than use an emergency telephone
on the hard shoulder
to call the police, when his car was hit by Lord Ahmed's Jaguar X-Type
. Lord Ahmed's wife and mother, who were passengers in his car, also received minor injuries.
On 1 December 2008, Lord Ahmed appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court
in connection with a charge of dangerous driving. Lord Ahmed admitted sending and receiving five text messages
on his phone while driving shortly before the crash, and pleaded guilty to the charge before him. He was banned from driving until his sentencing. On 22 December, Sheffield Magistrates' Court referred the case for sentencing at the crown court
on 19 January due to its "aggravating features".
Lord Ahmed faces a maximum of two years in jail.
And where is Lord Ahmed now? He is swanning about Pakistan, delivering speeches about how the Indians, possibly along with the Israelis, must have staged the bombings in Mumbai in order to divert attention from Kashmir, and no doubt he sees Israel's attempts to deal with those rockets lobbed into the center of its cities (Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheva) as simply one more diversionary tactic as well, intended to keep the world's attention off....well, off Kashmir, perhaps, or perhaps off the "suffering" -- or is it the "plight" -- of those "Palestinians," a plight which, thanks to Israel's diabolical diversionary tactics, we almost never hear.
Will he, the Right Honourable Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, "who belongs to Kashmir," be returning to England, for that sentencing on 19 January? Certainly there's a lot he would miss, if he doesn't return. His houses are there. His businesses that made him so rich are all there. His contacts are there, those political smilers who wanted to reward a Muslim who had struck it rich, and did, by giving him a seat in the House of Lords. And why not? There are so many seats, after all, in the House of Lords. Who cares, really? And of course along with his contacts, his conceivable concubines are there, and even all his cars are there, including that gold Jaquar X-6 (Wikipedia left out a few details) in which he was driving, on the M-1, in the dark, and at the same time he was so rapidly text-messaging, one and then another and then another and then another and then another and then another -- all while steering that gold Jaguar X-6 -- and suddenly, SMASH!, he crashed into the car which Martyn Gombar, 28, had been driving. And yes, one might have a little sympathy for a father of two, but Lord Ahmed, remember, is a Muslim Success Story, a prosperous business man, a property developer, and for all I know to be knighted For Services To Curry, and Martyn Gombar was a recent arrival from some godforsaken place in Central Europe, with no real ties to England, and wasn't of England, so unlike Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, the first Muslim Member of the House of Lords. And surely it must be a disappointment to the Right Honourable Lord Ahmed of Rotherham that, given his status, the English courts still insisted on making such a tedious fuss about the whole thing). In Pakistan, to which Lord Ahmed apparently has such a profound attachment, the courts would have handled things, as in most Muslim-ruled lands, ais routinely done wherever the Shari'a is followed, for the rich defendant can always pay off the victim's family, even in cases of premeditated murder, and everyone is happy, Islamic justice, the justice of seventh-century Arabia, has been seen to be done.
Lord Ahmed is a Muslim. He deserves, does he not, to be judged under Shari'a law. Not to recognize that right is to place the law of Infidels, which varies from nation to nation, over the law of Muslims, which is a universal law. Is that right? Is that just? If you were Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, feeling so deeply that injustice of the English legal system, would you come back?