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Islamophobia: reject the divisions

Issue No. 2134

Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyhu wrote that “militant Islam threatens us all”. The Israeli state has lost the political and moral argument over its assault on Gaza just as it did over its invasion of Lebanon in 2006.

Because of this Israel’s supporters in Britain try to claim that hordes of Muslims living in this country are about to unleash a murderous assault on society. This is the latest attempt to push Islamophobia to create divisions among people disgusted at war.

Last Saturday saw Muslims in their thousands join trade unionists and others in opposition to a real terror campaign – Israel’s war on Gaza.

Young people from many backgrounds are angry and alienated – not because they hate Britain but because they abhor this government’s support for Israel, its full blooded participation in the “war on terror” and a domestic agenda which scapegoats young people, migrants and Muslims.

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What We Think
Tue 13 Jan 2009, 18:37 GMT
Issue No. 2134
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