Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Muslim attack claim ignores anti-semitism

David Love (Write Back, September 27) is spot on in his criticism of Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's complaint that "freedom of speech is being used to attack Muslim beliefs".

I would be more receptive to her views if she were also to criticise the vile, anti-semitic material in the Arabic and Iranian media.

One example is that a senior member of the Syrian government had a book published, which claimed Jews used Christian or Muslim children's blood to prepare ceremonial foods.

Another is the widespread publication of such notorious works as The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and Hitler's Mein Kampf, the former having even been distributed by a member of the Saudi royal family.

Do I detect in her complaint a modicum of hypocrisy? Or is it a lack of perspective?

MARTIN D STERN

Salford, Greater Manchester

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