British Pakistani Youth Council president said he would 'salute Adolf Hitler'

The president of the British Pakistani Youth Council who previously hosted David Cameron on a visit to Birmingham once said he would 'salute' Adolf Hitler if he 'killed more Jews than Muslims' in a newly-uncovered Facebook post.

Kamran Ishtiaq, 37, says he set up the group in 2009 to 'focus on issues affecting our lives as British young people' and 'build bridges' between the UK and Pakistan.

But in 2014 he posted a picture of the Nazi dictator and when questioned about it said 'I would salute him still if he killed 90 Muslims and 92 Jews.'

His comments have caused outrage in Birmingham with MP Khalid Mahmood calling for authorities to investigate him.

And when questioned about his remarks, Mr Ishtiaq said he stood by the statement. 

British Pakistani Youth Council president Kamran Ishtiaq, pictured with David Cameron when the politician visited Birmingham's Muslim community in 2007, once said he would 'salute Hitler if he killed more Jews than Muslims', it has been revealed

British Pakistani Youth Council president Kamran Ishtiaq, pictured with David Cameron when the politician visited Birmingham's Muslim community in 2007, once said he would 'salute Hitler if he killed more Jews than Muslims', it has been revealed

Mr Ishtiaq posted a pictured of Hitler on his Facebook in 2014, pictured, and made the comments when challenged by others

Mr Ishtiaq posted a pictured of Hitler on his Facebook in 2014, pictured, and made the comments when challenged by others

On the Facebook post, which has since been deleted, he added: 'Now (sic) why he [Hitler] is my hero cuz, he just killed Jews, didn't get a chance to kill Muslims... lol.'  

Asked if he felt the same way about Jews now, Mr Ishtiaq, who welcomed David Cameron to his grocery shop in 2007 during a political visit, said: 'To be honest with you, I feel that about the Jews who are killing the Palestinians now.

'Not the Jews who are leaving Israel - there are Jews who support Palestine. I was reading today in the media that there are Jews leaving Israel because Israel didn't live up to their expectations.

'OK, but Jews, American Jews, yes I feel like that about them. The ones who are murdering the Palestinians. I do feel that about them.

'And what I wrote there, it's about the Jews.'

He also said Hitler was his 'hero' because he 'didn't get a chance to kill Muslims'. The 37-year-old said he stood by his comments this week, but claimed he was not talking about all Jews, but only 'Jews who kill Muslims'

He also said Hitler was his 'hero' because he 'didn't get a chance to kill Muslims'. The 37-year-old said he stood by his comments this week, but claimed he was not talking about all Jews, but only 'Jews who kill Muslims' 

He added: 'When I say Jews, it's not the Jews fighting the Jewish killers of Palestinians, the Jews who are with Muslims, but the Jews which are killing the Palestinians, yes. The murderers.

'I mean if anything happened to any Jewish community here my youths would be there frontline to support them. Jewish people here are not Palestinian-killing like the Jews over there.

'They're peaceful like us Muslims here. They don't want nothing to do with that.

'It's like the terrorists. You can't hate all Muslims because you hate terrorists. You can't hate all Jews because you hate the killing Jews.'

Asked about those killed by the Nazis, Mr Ishtiaq said he did not believe that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.

He said: 'To be honest, I don't believe that. Every attack, anything on Jews is exaggerated. Yeah. I think that was an exaggeration too.

'He killed Jews, yeah. He did kill Jews, there's no doubt in that. He killed Jews. But that figure is a question mark for me.'

Asked why he thought the Nazis killed Jews, he replied: 'We don't know what happened then. 

'If they were doing this now, killing Palestinians, we don't know what they done to the Germans at that time.' 

Mr Ishtiaq suggested the figure could have been exaggerated and added: 'It [the figure] gives the Jewish

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