Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 at 05:17:42 PM EST
Succumbing to the Israel lobby in the UK that aims to destroy Labour.
'The Ramadan Tent Project was founded in 2013 with a mission of bringing communities together across Britain to better understand each other. To date, through Ramadan Tent Project's flagship initiative Open Iftar, over 200,000 people of all faiths and none have been hosted to break bread and share a free Iftar meal during the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan Tent Project is proud to have hosted speakers from a variety of backgrounds and is committed in continuing to do so. Previous speakers have included the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Mayor of London, and representatives from the following organisations: the Board of Deputies, the Muslim Council of Britain, the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the House of Lords, Westminster Abbey, The FA, the British Council, the Royal Society of Arts and many more.
Given what we have experienced over the past year, we are all desperate to reconnect with people and strengthen bonds that this global pandemic has weakened. With increasing loneliness and isolation, events like the Virtual Open Iftar are organised to share the community spirit and bring together people who may not share the same beliefs, views or life experiences and create a space of mutual engagement and exchange. In doing so, we look forward to continually convening and connecting with different viewpoints and developing a greater understanding of one another's positions.'
We are surprised and disappointed at the claims being made by Jake Wallis Simons of the Jewish Chronicle in his recent article about the reasons why Ramadan Tent Project's event with Keir Starmer of the Labour Party was cancelled. In the article it is alleged that `Ramadan Tent Project failed to respond to our inquiry' - this is completely false and disingenuous given the above statement was sent on the 20th of April to the editorial team, the same day a media request was received from the Chronicle. Any attempt to undermine the excellent relationship Ramadan Tent Project has with the British Jewish community is divisive and deeply concerning.
Ramadan Tent Project has always sought to welcome people from all backgrounds and our mutually respectful and positive relationship with the British Jewish community is an important constituency which falls within that. In the true spirit of Ramadan, we welcome Jake Wallis Simons and Tal Ofer to attend our iftars any evening this Ramadan and demonstrate that the diversity of opinion and tolerance only enriches our environment and creates a more inclusive space of belonging.
What a hypocrite
How far can the Starmer counter-revolution go?
Board of Deputies
38 deputies urge Board to condemn Israel's annexation plans | JW - May 2020 |
Among the letter's signatories are Sir Ivan Lawrence, the former Conservative MP and chair of the parliamentary group Conservatives Friends of Israel, Ella Rose, the former director of the Jewish Labour Movement, Tal Ofer and Yachad's former chair Gideon Smith.
Tal Ofer, the deputy for Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue, said: "Our letter shows there is a cross-communal support on the need for the Board of Deputies to speak up on the proposed annexation.
Israeli youth demonstrate as they call on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare sovereignty over Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank, in Jerusalem February 13, 2020. The Hebrew writing reading, "Sovereignty Now". (Photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Tal Ofer blog: Unity of Opportunists | Times of Israel - May 2012 |
Running for re-election as Mayor of London ... more trust!
Doing the work for the Islamophobe institutions Henry Jackson Society and Quilliam Foundation
Apologists for terror or defenders of human rights? The Cage controversy in context | July 31, 2015 |
Last week, in a widely trailed speech, the Prime Minister laid out the government's counter-terrorism strategy for the next five years. It is necessary, Cameron explained, to challenge the idea that political violence is rooted in 'historic injustices and recent wars, or... poverty and hardship'. Terrorism, he said, is caused by 'extremist ideology', which his government is determined to confront.
There was little new in Cameron's speech, which simply affirmed in strong terms the authoritarian drift of counter-terrorism policy. Influenced by the security apparatus and its supporters in Parliament, and by neoconservative think tanks, such as the Henry Jackson Society, and (partly) state funded propaganda outfits like Quilliam, policy makers have become increasingly preoccupied with 'non-violent extremism' rather than political violence. Officially this is portrayed as a political campaign against 'intolerance'. Thus Cameron claims that his government will be facing down 'terrorism' and 'extremism' by asserting 'basic liberal values such as democracy, freedom and sexual equality'.
What Is Cage | BBC News | [Formerly known as Cageprisoners in aftermath of Guantanamo Bay]
Quilliam Foundation: Maajid Nawaz