Lawyer who called for bombing of Jews on a plane ordered to pay £35,000

A solicitor who lamented that a plane carrying Jewish refugees didn’t blow up mid-air has been fined £25,000 and ordered to pay almost £10,000 costs.

Majid Mahmood, a partner at City Law Chambers in Luton and a director at Liberty Law Solicitors, had the sanction imposed by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for comments he made on social media in 2015 and 2016.

Mahmood, 40, said his statement referred to airborne IDF soldiers blowing up mid-air, but the panel ruled that this was an “implausible” argument, and accepted that the comments had been made in response to an article about Jewish refugees being airlifting out of a troubled country to Israel.

His comments first attracted attention in 2015, when he wrote: “Someone needs to shoot all the Israeli Zionists dead then send their bodies to America as a present for Obama and his Zionist pals.”

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Source: Jewish News Online

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