Shame on London Streets

Kay Wilson is the survivor of a terrorist attack in which she received many wounds and her friend was killed. Last week she made an appeal to Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to cancel the Al Quds Day march planned for Sunday 18th June.

Kay Wilson`s video message (2m 48s long)

She highlighted the fact that it is deeply grievous for her to see a march in London that endorses the “Islamic terror” that resulted in her wounds and her friend’s death. She also noted that it is a “slap in the face” to the families of the terrorist victims whose blood has only just been mopped from London’s streets.

And so she asked Sadiq Khan not to abdicate his responsibility, but to cancel the march.

Sadly, he didn’t and the march went ahead. To the great shame of the UK it included the broadcast of some grossly offensive statements by Nazim Ali – statements that are now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

One example is captured in a video of part of the march, when he said, “Everybody knows that Zionist Israel and ISIS are the same.” Thus he equated the Jewish state with the most notorious group of terrorists in our days.

He is also reported to have said, “Many innocents were murdered by Theresa May’s cronies – many of which are supporters of Zionist ideologies. Some of the biggest corporations who are supporting the Conservative Party are Zionists. They are responsible for the murder in Grenfell, the Zionist supporters of the Tory Party.”

Nazim Ali is director of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and it is hardly surprising that he now stands accused of a hate crime.

In addition, the Charity Commission are investigating an online Google advert which suggested that the IHRC was a registered charity, when it is not.

Whilst we value freedom of speech in this country, it is completely unacceptable for statements like this to be broadcast on the streets of the capital city of the UK. They cannot be seen as anything other than incitement to hatred, and they bring great shame upon this country.