Jews and Muslims rally to Corbyn after mosque attack

Jewish and Muslim attendees at Finsbury Park Mosque for ‘Visit My Mosque’ day make statements in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jewish and Muslim groups have rallied to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after a right-winger physically assaulted Corbyn during a visit to Finsbury Park Mosque for Visit My Mosque Day.

Muslim Welfare House at Finsbury Park issued a statement firmly in support of the Labour leader, thanking him for his ‘continuous support for communities under attack‘:

The Muslim Council of Britain echoed the sentiment, issuing a statement saying:

We are shocked to hear of the reported physical and violent attack on Jeremy Corbyn MP at the Muslim Welfare House, one of over 250 mosques that opened their doors to the British public today as part of #VisitMyMosque day. We are relieved that Mr Corbyn was not seriously hurt and are reminded that this was the same place where Darren Osborne murdered a Muslim two years ago.

Politicians of all persuasions today took part in Visit My Mosque Day. The occasion aimed to break down barriers and foster a spirit of unity among Britons.

Rabbi Hershel Gluck OBE is a highly-respected Charedi rabbi from the Stamford Hill Orthodox community who heads the Arab-Jewish Forum and the Muslim-Jewish Forum and has acted as a mediator internationally. He received his OBE for his services to interfaith understanding. Gluck is also President of the Shomrim, the Charedi community policing organisation.

Rabbi Herschel Gluck meeting then-Commissioner of the Met Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
(image credit: By VarifiedEditor, previously published: http://policehour.co.uk/2016/09/sir-bernard-hogan-howe-impressed-work-shomrim-stamfordhill-community/, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55229813)

When Rabbi Gluck – whose diary is normally full several months ahead – heard about the attack on Corbyn, he rushed to the mosque to show solidarity and is pictured to Corbyn’s left in the image at the top of this article.

Shraga Stern, another Jewish attendee said:

Jeremy is a longstanding friend to the Jewish community and he and Diane Abbott have stood with us so it was only right that we would stand proudly with him when he was attacked.

SKWAWKBOX comment:

The Establishment media has failed to give any kind of proportionate treatment to a serious attack on the leader of the country’s official opposition – those few who have featured it persist in describing it as an ‘egging’, when in fact Corbyn was punched, hard.

Unsurprisingly, this resounding show of solidarity with Corbyn after the attack, by representatives of both Muslim and Jewish communities, has also been completely ignored by the so-called ‘mainstream’ outlets.

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  1. Well, of course, Muslims can be dismissed because they’re ‘racist’ and support IS, whilst the Jews involved are ‘the wrong sort’.

      1. No worries – taken without irony, that statement could come straight out of the BoD. šŸ™‚

  2. Very moving piece and Solidarity to all diverse working people!
    To the tune of John Brown’s body, all together now: “Solidarity forever, solidarity forever, solidarity forever, and we to get JC in!”

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