Nazir Ahmed

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Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed is a British politician who is a member of the House of Lords and a former member of the Labour Party. He has attracted controversy.

In April 2012 Ahmed reportedly denounced the US government's bounty on Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, calling it an insult to all Muslims and stating that "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".[1] This resulted in his temporary suspension from the party.[2] He denied making these statements,[3] even though the website of the university that was hosting him at the time also quotes him as saying much the same thing in its summary of the event.[4]

Ahmed had previously been jailed for dangerous driving following an incident in which a man was killed;[5] in March 2013 it was reported that he blamed his prison sentence on a Jewish conspiracy.[6] He got suspended again for that one,[7] and later resigned from the Labour party as a result of the controversy.[8]

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