Here’s something you wont find being reported on any conservative outlet:
The British Muslim Group Muslims Against Anti-Semitism took out a full page ad in U.K. newspaper the Telegraph, condemning anti-Semitism and promoting unity in light of the horrific events that occurred between the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border during the opening of the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem.
“For far too long, anti-Semitism has gone unchecked,” the ad read.
“Sadly, it has become entrenched across society. Its poison can be found in all political parties and among followers of all faith, including Islam.”
“There is no cause that can justify the promotion of hate.”
The ad was signed by various groups including the Association of British Muslims, Faith Matters (a Muslim group focused on fighting anti-extremism), and Tell MAMA, a project that records and measures anti-Muslim activities in the UK.
In the response to the ad, the Board of Deputies of British Jews praised the call for unity saying, “Incredible solidarity” in a twitter post. “Together we will defeat the twin evils of antisemitism & anti-Muslim hate.”
Incredible solidarity – a full page ad by Muslim sisters & brothers in today's @Telegraph. Thank you. Together we will defeat the twin evils of antisemitism & anti-Muslim hate. @FaithMattersUK @TellMamaUK @ayeshahazarika @paulsarmstrong @MakChishtyQPM @hennaraiB @Voice_of_Salam pic.twitter.com/W5PJLtHngK
— Board of Deputies of British Jews (@BoardofDeputies) May 17, 2018
“To our Jewish sisters and brothers, we say the struggle against one of history’s oldest and most virulent hatreds is not your fight alone but ours collectively,” the ad continued.
According to Reuters, there are up to 52 dead in Gaza and thousands more injured. Amongst so much death and pain, the group has planted their feet on the ground and come out against the violence that many say their religion promotes.
“However, we must be ever vigilant against those who cynically use international issues to vilify Jews or promote anti-Semitic tropes.”
[Haaretz] Featured image via screen grab