Islamic activist being investigated by police after telling anti-Israel rally that Grenfell Tower victims ‘were murdered by Zionists who fund the Conservative party’

AN Islamic activist is being investigated by cops after claiming the Grenfell Tower victims "were murdered" by Zionists who fund the Conservative party.

Nazim Ali, a director of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), has caused outrage following his comments made during an anti-Israel rally days after the fire.

He told the protest on June 18: "As we know in Grenfell, many innocents were murdered by Theresa May’s cronies, many of which are supporters of Zionist ideology.”

The Metropolitan Police is investigating Mr Ali over the comments during the rally in central London, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

In footage posted online, Mr Ali adds: "Let us not forget that some of the biggest corporations who were supporting the Conservative Party are Zionists.

"They are responsible for the murder of the people in Grenfell, in those towers in Grenfell, the Zionist supporters of the Tory Party.”

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Anti-Semitism monitoring group The Community Security Trust branded Mr Ali as "grotesque" for linking the tower block disaster with his opposition to Zionism.

A spokesman said: "In any circumstances, these comments would have been utterly hateful.

"But to hang them on what happened at Grenfell Tower beggared belief."

The al-Quds Day march is held on the last Friday of Ramadan and was set up by the Islamic Republic of Iran in support of the Palestinian cause and in opposition to Israel.

The IHRC, which organised the protest in London, supports the political wing of Hizbollah.

Mr Ali, who chairs the rally, is also a managing partner of a private health clinic in west London.

He told The Sunday Telegraph: "You have not presented what I said accurately in the wider context of what was said in the prelude to the minute's silence for Grenfell.

"As presented it sounds somewhat inelegant… To say that some of Theresa May or the Tory party's supporters are Zionists is hardly controversial."

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We received an allegation of anti-semitic comments and it is being investigated by detectives from Westminster CID. The inquiry continues.”

More than 80 people perished in the blaze which broke out in a West London tower block during the early hours of June 14.

Cladding on tower blocks is being ripped down across Britain amid fears it could contribute to another fire, similar to Grenfell.

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