The UK Sunday Times reports that a government-convened 'advisory committee' on the causes of extremism among UK Moslems is to recomment the abolition of the UK Holocaust Memorial Day as it offends Moslems - and its replacement with a 'Genocide Day' that includes, naturally, the commemoration of the "Palestinian genocide."
I was never convinced of the wisdom of instituting a UK Holocaust Memorial Day, for reasons that we needn't go into here. But it's there, and now there will be pressure in the UK (Jewish votes - very weakly organised, if at all - max 250,000; Moslem votes - heavily concentrated and highly motivated - est. 1.6m) to abolish, change or 'universalise' it. Don't expect the UK Jewish Community to be effective in countering this. They will wake up after the event. Don't expect the Labour Govt. to resist it, because it is a simple way of appeasing the Moslems without offending the Christian majority. And get used to it, becaue it may well be the pattern of the future. Any and every expression of Jewish identity in public life, especially anything that signifies identity with Israel or with persecution of Jews, will be under scrutiny and attack. I daresay that UK politicians will be extremely reluctant to appear on Jewish community platforms (if they aren't already). The only acceptable platform will be at the UK Neturei Karta convention, and the only "acceptable" Jews to represent the community will be our NK co-religionists.
Next: Christmas Day -- offensive to Moslems. Oops - forgot -- in many areas of UK society it has already been effectively stripped of its Christian identity.