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Amess’ pro-Israel view ‘may have led to killing’

THE father of the man charged with murdering MP Sir David Amess posted a series of tweets which attacked Israel.

Somalian Harbi Ali Kullane, the father of Ali Harbi Ali, claimed “Israel did not know what it was messing with” in a post referring to clashes on the Temple Mount in 2009.

And Islamist Anjem Choudary suggested that Sir David Amess, who was stabbed to death during a constituency surgery last Friday, may have been targeted due to his pro-Israel stance.

Choudary, a former leader of the proscribed group Islam4UK, told the Mail on Sunday that he was unsure about Sir David’s views, but added that he was rumoured to be pro-Israel.

He said: “Many people do believe that Israel is a terrorist state, and who would possibly be a friend of Israel after you see the carnage that they carried out against Muslims in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and continue to do with the appropriation of properties.”

But anti-extremism expert Professor Anthony Glees said the remark was “an attempt to radicalise others”.

Conservative MP Sir David once declared he would have been “proud to be born a Jew”.

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