UPDATE: We have suspended Lord Ahmed pending investigation. Islamophobia?
Labour has suspended Lord Ahmed from the party after his alleged call for a £10m bounty for the capture of President Obama and President Bush, PoliticsHome can reveal.
Reports from Pakistan suggest Lord Nazir Ahmed made the comments at a conference in Haripur in Pakistan after a $10m reward was offered by the US for information leading to the capture of suspected Islamic terrorist Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.
A Labour Party spokesman told PoliticsHome: "We have suspended Lord Ahmed pending investigation.
"If these comments are accurate we utterly condemn these remarks which are totally unacceptable. The international community is rightly doing all in its power to seek justice for the victims of the Mumbai bombings and halt terrorism."
The spokesman also confirmed that Lord Ahmed's previous suspension from the party had been lifted when his conviction for text messaging while driving was overturned.
Once again, devout Muslims show us whose side they are on in the war on the West. Lord Nazir Ahmed has announced a reward for the captor of US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush... Atlas readers know this lord of the Nazis well. He is the jihadi who threatened the House of Lords with protests and demonstrations if they did not cancel their invitation to Geert Wilders to screen FITNA. Lord of the nazis called for the arrest of British Jews who fought in the IDF.
HARIPUR: ‘Sterling’ bounty offered for Obama, Bush Tribune (hat tip David)In an expression of solidarity with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin Lord Nazir Ahmed has announced a reward for the captor of US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush.
He made the announcement at a reception arranged in his honour by the business community of Haripur on Friday. Former foreign minister Goher Ayub Khan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) central leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmed and provincial Minister for Education Qazi Muhammad Asad were also present on the occasion.
Lord Nazir said that the bounty placed on Saeed was an insult to all Muslims and by doing so President Obama has challenged the dignity of the Muslim Ummah.
“If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the captor of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of 10 million pounds on President Obama and his predecessor George Bush,” Lord Nazir said, adding that he would arrange the bounty at any cost even if he was left with the option of selling all his personal assets, including his house.