London’s Metropolitan Police have fired lawyer, Attiq Malik after the Telegraph printed a video from 2021 exhibiting Malik talking to a pro-Palestine crowd in Luton and main them in chanting “From the river to the Sea, Palestine can be free!”
Malik was chairman of the London Muslim Communities Discussion board, which the Metropolitan Police described as a “strategic advisory physique for the Met.”
Malik railed in opposition to “world censorship by the Zionists” based on the Telegraph, and was current within the operation management rooms throughout pro-Palestine protests in October.
His place as a authorized advisor to the Metropolitan Police is especially embarrassing as they’ve been going through renewed criticism for failing to behave in opposition to protestors calling for Jihad. The police responded by saying that “jihad” has many meanings and that chanting “jihad” doesn’t essentially require police motion.
A part of the London Muslim Communities Discussion board’s job is to “inform and assist form police coverage and process at a strategic degree.”
Malik’s function as an advisor will not be publicized by the police and neither do the police routinely vet advisors based on the Telegraph.
Met minimize ties with Malik
The Metropolitan Police responded to the video by reducing ties with Malik and the London Muslim Communities Discussion board whereas they investigated the incident.
The police additionally introduced they’d be establishing a brand new “constitution” that can embrace provisions calling for engagement by way of mutual respect and inclusivity.
Ade Adelekan, deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, stated “We speak to folks from all backgrounds to make sure we perceive the impact of policing on their communities. As a part of this work, the Met helps and works with plenty of advisory teams.”
“It might be the case that members of those teams have views we don’t endorse. Usually they’re strongly held. They might even be important of the Met and policing. We don’t take directions from advisory teams or anybody else and we’ll at all times preserve our operational independence.”