(JTA) — A British Islamic activist who said during a rally in London last month that “Zionists” were responsible for the deaths of dozens in a tragic apartment fire is under investigation by police.
London Metropolitan Police are investigating allegations that Nazim Ali, a director of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, made anti-Semitic comments during the annual Al-Quds Day parade, The Telegraph reported. Al-Quds is the Muslim name for Jerusalem. The annual march is a call for the destruction of Israel.
Ali told the June 18 rally: “As we know in Grenfell, many innocents were murdered by Theresa May’s cronies, many of which are supporters of Zionist ideology.”
He also said: “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.”
Footage of his comments was posted online.
In other comments 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.”