London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been caught posing in a photo last night with Nisar Malik, a Labour Councillor in Hounslow, whom he criticised for antisemitic posts on Facebook, including blaming “Zionist Jews” for 9/11.
Cllr Malik, a Labour Councillor in Hounslow since 2014 and the former Mayor from 2015 to 2016, has breached the International Definition of Antisemitism on numerous occasions.
On 29th April 2016, he shared a post on his Facebook page entitled ‘Ex London Mayor Ken Livingstone now accused of being anti-semitic’ [sic] which contains the following comment attributed to Ken Livingstone: “There’s been a very well-orchestrated campaign by the Israel Lobby to smear anyone who criticizes Israeli policy as anti-Semitic [sic].”
On 12th April 2018, he shared a video featuring a tweet which asserted that a captured ISIS commander was in fact a Mossad agent. He stated: [a] “Israeli and American created ISIS”, and added: [b] “How do we know if they are not the same countries dropping chemical bombs and blaming Asad [sic]??”
Cllr Malik posted on Facebook expressing his doubts over events surrounding a chemical attack in Syria and claiming that America’s agenda was to “split Syria to please the Zaniest [Zionist] government of Israel.”
On 16th April 2018, he shared a post on Facebook alleging that “America, France and the UK don’t want to talk about Palestine [sic] hardship…every week we go through the remembrance of Holocaust and we should. But why there is no debate on Israel and Palestine? The Zaniest [Zionist] Lobby controls all the media and they don’t allow anyone to discuss the big elephant in the room.”
On 7th August 2018, he commented on his Facebook page: ”The Labour Party or Corbin [sic] are absolutely not ani-semantic [sic]. This is all propaganda incase [sic] if the general election is called soon because the prime minister is in [sic] big mess.”
On 29th August 2018, it was reported that, in August 2017, Cllr Malik had shared a video by the preacher, nationalist and leader of the Nation of Islam, Mr Louis Farrakhan, in which Mr Farrakhan is reported as saying: “It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks”. It was also reported that Cllr Malik had written above this post: “Is this true, do you think?”
Cllr Malik reportedly removed the Facebook posts and was “reported through the Labour Party disciplinary process.”
After seeing some of the Facebook posts, Mayor Khan told LBC that: “Some of those remarks are clearly antisemitic. I think the Labour Party should be investigating those comments speedily and if those complaints are upheld then anybody with those views should be kicked out of the Labour Party.”
It is appalling to see that Cllr Malik is still enjoying an active political life.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has begun pre-enforcement proceedings against the Labour Party following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant. The pre-enforcement proceedings are a precursor to opening a full statutory investigation.
In recent months, eleven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party over antisemitism, along with numerous councillors and members.
Over 50,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”