British Charity Trustee Accuses ‘F***ing Jews’ of Secretly Tracking Smartphones (VIDEO)
A trustee of a charity in the UK posted an antisemitic video online, in which he claims Jews record photos taken on Samsung smartphones by installing secret microchips in the handsets, Daily Mail reported on Monday.
The man behind the video, who is yet to be identified, is a trustee of the Ghulam Mustafa Trust, a registered charity that aims to “prevent or provide relief to those who suffer from poverty,” according to its website. The video shows the man pick apart his phone while saying, “They [Jews] are recording every photo of yours on your battery. I’m seeing if they have on mine.”
Removing something the man indicates is a tracking system, he says, “You should take that off because they are recording every photograph of yours, these f***ing Jews. You should take this off. Look at that, they should not be on your phone battery.”
The video was originally posted online in June. A spokesman for the UK Charity Commission said the organization contacted the Ghulam Mustafa Trust and told them that the posting of the video on the charity’s website was “wholly inappropriate, and unacceptable for a trustee to do so.” He added that the charity and its reputation were brought into “disrepute.” Concerns were also raised about the charity’s trustees in general, and whether or not they have been complying with their duties.
The Charity Commission demanded the video be removed from Facebook and asked the Ghulam Mustafa Trust to adopt a social media policy, review future postings deemed offensive and agree upon a code of conduct for trustees, according to the Daily Mail.
“We took immediate regulatory action in terms of requiring a number of steps to be taken regarding its Facebook account and we have an ongoing monitoring operation to check compliance with this,” said the spokesman for the Charity Commission. “Failure to comply with these steps could lead the Commission to take further action.”
The man responsible for the video has been allowed to continue running the charity, the Daily Mail reported. The spokesperson explained that the Commission’s power to remove trustees from charities are “currently limited,” but that the organization is asking for “new powers” in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill, which is currently being reviewed by the UK Parliament. The bill will enable the commission to “act where personal conduct affects fitness to be a trustee and it is in the public interest for us to act.”
Jonathan Sacerdori, director of communications for the Campaign Against Antisemitism, called on the Charity Commission to take stronger action against the individual behind the video for spreading an anti-Jewish conspiracy theory.
“We know also that more and more Islamist extremists are influenced by social media videos and other content,” he said. “Regulatory bodies like the Charity Commission have to use the powers they have to show this behavior is totally unacceptable, rather than feebly giving actively antisemitic trustees a free pass.”
Watch the trustee’s video below: