A post was discovered on a senior Labour councillor’s Facebook timeline praising a video produced by former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke.
Jewish News understands Leicester City councillor Mustafa Malik has now been suspended pending an investigation.
Duke’s video contains the antisemitic canard that the “Zionist Matrix of Power controls Media, Politics and Banking.”
The 15-minute clip, entitled “CNN Goldman Sachs & the Zio Matrix,” appears on Malik’s timeline twice – once in 2014 and again in 2016.
The second post is accompanied by the words: “an eye opener video.”
A Labour Party spokesperson said it “takes all complaints of antisemitism extremely seriously and they are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate action is taken. We cannot comment on individual complaints.”
Malik, who sits on Leicester City Council and is the assistant city mayor for jobs, skills and communities, was reported to the Labour Party on 20 November.
Mustafa Malik was approached for comment.