By Gavin Mackintosh-
A deputy headteacher who promoted anti-semitic views on social media has been suspended after offensive posts on his social media were revealed. questioned the Conservative leadership hopefuls during their television debate on the BBC last night has been suspended from his primary school after offensive social media posts came to light.
Imam Abdullah Patel, who is deputy head at the independent Al-Ashraf Primary School in Gloucester, featured during the leadership debate last night to question the Conservative rivals about Islamophobia in the party. His decision to appear backfired after the Guido Fawkes political blog unearthed posts on his Twitter page which promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and warned women not to be alone with men in case they “take advantage of you”.
In a statement on the primary school’s website, the chair of Al-Madani Educational Trust which runs the school, said Patel had been “suspended from all school duties with immediate effect until a full investigation is carried out. It added: “The ‘school’ and ‘trust’ do not share the views attributed to him.”
Patel’s Twitter account has now been deactivated, but screen shotted tweets from Guido show he tweeted that “every political figure on the Zionist’s payroll is scaring the world about [Jeremy] Corbyn”.
The Jewish Chronicle also rjeported one tweet asked “how long are the Zionists going to hide behind the Holocaust cry?” and described the situation in Gaza is a “repeat of the oppression”.
Another tweet told women to realise than men are “predators” and “be smarter”.
“It takes 2 [sic] to tango, and if you put yourself in that position, don’t expect every man to pass up the opportunity to take advantage of you. Don’t be alone with a man!”