Woman claimed Jews behind Grenfell Tower tragedy, convicted

Thursday 20th January 2022 06:58 EST

Tara Ahmed, 51, of Lansdowne Road, Haringey has been convicted for posting antisemitic material on her personal Facebook page. She claimed that Grenfell Tower victims were “burned alive in a Jewish sacrifice” on her social media handle.
In total she made two posts, in one post, she stated Jewish people were “behind ritual torture” and “the murder of children” and in another post, she “people trapped in the inferno was burnt alive in a Jewish sacrifice” hinting at devastating Grenfell fire that claimed 72 lives.
Jewish communal organisations, the Community Security Trust and the Campaign Against Antisemitism reported to police about the posts.
Met Detective Sergeant Ross Burrell said: “The comments posted by Ahmed were grossly offensive, abusive and insulting. Her comments showed a clear intent to stir up racial hatred and such vile remarks will not be tolerated. Those who seek to deliberately drive our communities apart by spreading such spite can expect to be brought to account. We’re here and ready to help anyone who has been affected by someone else’s prejudice, ignorance or violence.”

Ahmed will be appearing for sentencing at the same court on Friday, February 11.

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