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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 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.”

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