British Peer Apologizes For Jewish Conspiracy Remarks

A British Muslim peer, who caused outrage after blaming a Jewish conspiracy for his imprisonment over a fatal car crash, apologized on Thursday for his “unacceptable” remarks, the AFP news agency reported.

Pakistan-born Nazir Ahmed was suspended from the opposition Labor party when the comments, made to a Pakistani television station, were published in The Times newspaper earlier this month.

Speaking in Urdu, the 55-year-old had attributed a judge’s decision to imprison him for dangerous driving four years ago to pressure from Jews “who own newspapers and TV channels”.

“I completely and unreservedly apologize to the Jewish community, to the judiciary, to the newspaper owners,” Ahmed said in an interview with the Huffington Post in Britain.


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