Pakistan-born Muslim Lord Nazir Ahmed has said that the Jewish conspiracy comments he made earlier on a Pakistani TV channel were the product of a “twisted mind” and he could not believe the video when he saw it later, reported Huffington Post on Thursday.
Lord Nazir took responsibility for his comments stating they were “completely wrong” and “unacceptable”, and also apologised to the Jewish community, to the judiciary and the newspaper owners, the report added.
In an interview to Huffington Post, Lord Nazir said that he had “the greatest respect” for the Jewish community and was “not anti-Semitic”.
He also said that he did not have any explanation or excuse for his remarks, and conceded that some Muslims “cross the line between Israeli government policies and Jewish policies”.
“As far as I am concerned, we [Muslims] don’t have any problem with the [Jewish] faith,” he was further quoted by the Huffington Post.
Earlier this month, The Times newspaper said Lord Nazir, who was jailed for dangerous driving after sending text messages shortly before the accident, had attributed his prison sentence on pressure placed on British courts by Jews “who own newspapers and TV channels”.
Britain’s Labour Party had suspended him over his remarks. He was appointed Britain’s first Muslim peer in 1998.
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