MCB Again Boycotts Holocaust Remembrance Day In The U.K


A U.K NGO has reported that the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), an umbrella group dominated by the U.K Muslim Brotherhood, has decided to boycott the annual Holocaust observance. Accordig to the report:

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has decided to boycott the observance of Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), held annually on 27 January to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz. In an official statement, the MCB explains that it undertook this decision during a meeting of its Central Working Committee during which it emerged that ‘…there was no one in that meeting who was prepared to attend the HMD this year without making a visible protest about the genocide in Gaza.’ (N/A online, obtained upon request to the MCB) The statement elaborates on this decision by explaining that ‘…the MCB does not wish to minimise the tragedy of holocaust or demean or disturb its annual memorial by attending and protesting about the genocide in Gaza and therefore decided to abstain from the Holocaust Memorial Day this year,’ but contends that the MCB ‘remains committed to its decision to participate in the Holocaust Memorial Day,’ presumably at some later date.   

Despite internal dissension, the MCB had ended its boycott of the Holocaust remembrance in 2007 after what appears to have been a boycott that began in 2001.

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