Corbyn of UK Speaks Up against Anti-Semitism and Promotes Pluralism

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The Muslim Times is promoting secularism and pluralism in every country of the world

Source: Guardian

I will root antisemites out of Labour – they do not speak for me

Yes, there is a continuing problem. But the party will do whatever it takes to safeguard the Jewish community

I have spent my life campaigning for recognition of the strength of a multicultural society. Britain would not be Britain without our Jewish communities. Our country would be unimaginable without the immense contribution made by Jewish men and women to every part of our national life, from art to science, industry to politics, in peace and in war.

Jewish people have also been at the heart of the labour movement throughout our history. So no one can, or should, try to dismiss or belittle the concerns expressed by so many Jewish people and organisations about what has been happening in the party I am proud to lead.

I do not for one moment accept that a Labour government would represent any kind of threat, let alone an “existential threat”, to Jewish life in Britain, as three Jewish newspapers recently claimed. That is the kind of overheated rhetoric that can surface during emotional political debates. But I do acknowledge there is a real problem that Labour is working to overcome. And I accept that, if any part of our national community feels threatened, anxious or vulnerable, not only must that be taken at face value but we must all ensure those fears are put to rest.

That is why I want to make it absolutely clear that any government I lead will take whatever measures are necessary to guarantee the security of Jewish communities, Jewish schools, Jewish places of worship, Jewish social care, Jewish culture and Jewish life as a whole in this country.

I want to go further. I want Jewish people to feel at home in the Labour party and be able to play their full part in our work to take our country forward. And I appreciate that this cannot happen while antisemitic attitudes still surface within Labour, and while trust between our party and the community is at such a low ebb.

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6 replies

  1. My view: The Jewish media is hounding Corbyn, not because he is really anti-semitic, but because his views regarding Palestine are not to the liking of the Israelis. For them anyone who has a different view is in danger of being labeled anti-Semitic.

  2. If we are able to promote secularism and pluralism in every country of the world, we would have solved the world peace problems.

    The catch is that every power wants these values for others but not for themselves, this is what gives rise to populism in Europe, Blasphemy Laws in the Muslim majority countries and the recent laws in the state of Israel.

    China and India under Modi are no exceptions, if you have been reading the Muslim Times.

  3. ZIA —I agree with your statement 100 percent—-/

    ##If we are able to promote secularism and pluralism in every country of the world, we would have solved the world peace problems.##

    If Saudi Arabia can reform from Islamic state to secular democratic system I believe the world will be better off to live to gather with peace, equality, justice for all, and freedom of religion, expression etc.

    The main key to achieve Peace in Muddle east and the world is SAUDI ARABIA.

    If Saudi Arabia can reform, all Islamic countrie will follow

    • step by step please. STOP the war in Yemen first of all. STOP supplying the arms you bought from USA to any other countries !

  4. ##China and India under Modi are no exceptions, if you have been reading the Muslim Times.##

    Zia, do not forget to look at TMT self—there is no freedom of expression anymore— used to be NO awaiting moderation. Right?

    I want TMT return back to used to be— it will be cool.

    All love ❤️

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