Hva skal The Muslim Council of Britain med fiender? Det har varslet regjeringen om at det ikke vil delta i Holocaust-markeringen torsdag, fordi man ikke vil ta opp dagens folkemord, palestinernes f.eks.

Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has written to Charles Clarke, the home secretary, saying the body will not attend the event unless it includes the «holocaust» of the Palestinian intifada.

«We wrote to the Home Office three or four weeks ago. We said the issue of the Holocaust is not really the concern. But we have now expressed our unwillingness to attend the ceremony because it excludes ongoing genocide and human rights abuses around the world and in the occupied territories of Palestine,» he said.

Rådet representerer 350 muslimske organisasjoner. Utspillet er pinlig for innenriksminister Clarke, som skal bidra til forståelse mellom religionene.

Storbritannia har 1,2 millioner muslimer.

Muslims boycott Holocaust remembrance