Muslims angered by Government support for Israeli repression

09 Jul 2002

The Muslim Council of Britain deplores yesterday’s government announcement allowing the export of British components for US F16 warplanes sold to Israel.

“Despite the government’s verbal calls on Israel to abide by UN resolutions by withdrawing from all illegally occupied Palestinian lands, we seem by our actions to be supporting the very opposite and actually helping the Israelis maintain their apparatus of repression and terror. This approach defies our own protestations about the need for peace and justice in the region and can only damage Britain’s standing in the Muslim world,” said Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary-General of the MCB.