|Peter Tatchell on the hypocrisy of the Muslim Council of Britain|
The MCB has announced it will not participate in HMD on 26 January because it is “not sufficiently inclusive.”
“The MCB seems to have completely reversed its previous objections to HMD. Five years ago, it argued that HMD was too inclusive; now it says it is not inclusive enough. The only thing that is consistent about the MCB is its opposition to the human rights of lesbians and gay men,” said Mr Tatchell.
“In 2001, when the MCB first announced its boycott of the Holocaust commemorations, it argued they were too inclusive.
“The MCB objected to the fact that gay victims of the Nazi death camps were remembered,” he added.