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October 08, 2005

Holocaust Day replaced with Genocide Day

New Order strikes again?

The UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s advisers, appointed after the 7 July London bombings, are proposing to scrap "Holocaust Day" because it is regarded as offensive to Muslims.

The advisers want to replace it with a "Genocide Day" that would encompass the killing of all peoples everywhere. Some Muslim committee members raised the objection that "it gives the impression that Western lives are worth more than non-Western lives".

I am tired of hearing this same rant from Muslim "community leaders", whose thinly-veiled anti-Semitism must be resisted by all communities in the UK, Alya Shakir argues.

Personally I disagree with her view but you can make up your own mind by reading the full article.

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