21 April 2013

A UK Muslim minister praises Jews

This is a short item (there are probably more details elsewhere - if I find them, I'll add an update) from the (UK) Jewish Chronicle via the Algemeiner on Baroness Warsi, a Muslim Cabinet Member in the UK. In it, she "has spoken out against “antisemitism in the Muslim community” in Britain."This is a brave thing for her to do (although politically acceptable within the Conservative Party) because of the number of antisemites disguising their antisemitism as anti-Zionism within the Muslim community in the UK.

She goes on to be braver still when she spells this out: "Baroness Warsi, the Minister for Faith and Communities, said that anti-Zionism was often a mask for anti-Jewish hatred". The article goes on to note that "Baroness Warsi was speaking at the launch of an exhibition celebrating Righteous Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust"

Furthermore, two of the Board of Deputies Vice-Presidents praised the stand she has taken.

Nice to know that politicians can sometimes speak without a forked tongue.

By: Brian Goldfarb   


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Good to see that at least one leading Muslim in Britain knows and speaks the truth. Good also for the exhibition about Righteous Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

I wonder from which Muslim community in Britain, the Baroness Warsi comes from?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Baroness Warsi's parents came from Pakistan. Biographical information is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayeeda_Warsi,_Baroness_Warsi