Foreign Office Minister
condemns Grand Mufti's inflammatory words
Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has condemned the inflammatory words of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem [first exposed by Palestinian Media Watch] saying that the UK is against any comments that could stir up hatred and prejudice.
Speaking today the Foreign Office Minister said:
"I condemn the inflammatory words used by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and others at a recent event marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah movement. To refer to the Jewish people in such a way and to talk of killing Jews is anti-semitism, pure and simple. The UK is against any comments that could stir up hatred and prejudice in a region that needs a culture of peace and mutual respect. Jerusalem is a city sacred to three religions and all religious leaders should be working for dignity and justice for people of all faiths."