16 Oct 2009
MCB on Geert Wilders
The Muslim Council of Britain today re-iterated the widely held view that the far right Dutch politician Geert Wilders is a relentless preacher of hate. The MCB neither condones nor condemns the decision to allow him into the United Kingdom, but it objects to the rapturous welcome he is receiving in the name of free speech.
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, MCB Secretary General said: “At a time of heightened tension, with the unprecedented rise of the far right, we must all pull together and focus on points of unity and cohesion. Our unhealthy obsession with divisive figures only bolsters their objective to sow discord on the streets of Britain”.[ENDS]
The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with around 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.
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