Leaders of U.K. Muslim Brotherhood organizations were conspicuously absent from a letter denouncing antisemitic attacks and calling for continued Muslim vigilance against antisemitism. The letter read as follows”
In the name of God, most compassionate, most merciful,
Dear Fellow Muslims,
We are deeply saddened to hear about antisemitic assaults on British Jews, and a recent arson attack on a London synagogue. Although the perpetrators are yet unknown, we unreservedly condemn attacks on innocent British citizens and the desecration of all places of worship.
The ongoing killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza by Israeli forces has angered us all.
However, this does not, and cannot, justify attacks on our fellow citizens of Jewish faith and background here in Britain.
Most Muslims are completely against such behaviour. However, we call on all Muslims to continue to remain vigilant against attempts to bring our own faith and community into disrepute. British Jews should not be held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government.
The signatories were described in the media report as 20 prominent British Muslims including “UK’s leading theologians, imams, writers, community activists and others.” None of the signatories identified are known leaders of U.K Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as the Muslim Association of Britain or the British Muslim Initiative (BMI).
Local media have widely reported an increase in antisemitic attacks on U.K Jews and Jewish institutions since the beginning of the conflict in Gaza.