1. ITV Report

Former Mayor of Blackburn: Zionist Jews are a disgrace to humanity

Salim Mulla Credit: Blackburn Council

The former mayor of Blackburn Salim Mulla - who currently sits as a Labour councillor in the town - has been suspended by the party over anti-Semitic comments made on Twitter and Facebook.

Blogger Guido Fawkes has revealed on his website that Mulla posted a series of offensive comments and photographs suggesting Israel was behind the Sandy Hook massacre and ISIS.

He also said that 'Zionist Jews' were 'a disgrace to humanity'.

Last year Cllr Salim Mulla posted on his Facebook page:

“Bloody obvious [who is behind ISIS] Those who are not sure. ISRAEL.

– Cllr Mulla
Anti-Israel tweets Credit: Guido Fawkes
Odd: Mulla claims Sandy Hook was Israel's fault Credit: Guido Fawkes
'Anti-Semitic' tweets Credit: Guido Fawkes

When approached by blogger Guido Fawkes, councillor Mulla said:

It was probably just forwarded to me. I don’t agree with Zionism at all. I have very, very many Jewish friends.

– Salim Mulla

A Labour spokesperson said:

Salim Mulla has been suspended by the Labour Party pending further investigation.

– Labour Party Spokesperson