Erdan: Labor a 'shocking' example of radical Islam's influence in Europe

May 2, 2016 18:23


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Recent revelations of anti-Semitism among British Labor MPs and officials show the extent to which radical Islam has made inroads in Europe, Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said Monday.

"I don't want to say this was expected, because it's shocking how immoral these stances are," Erdan said, "but it's a clear example of radical Islam's penetration in Europe, and France and the UK are among the clearest examples of it."

Erdan also said that "some Brits have a history against us," pointing to cases in which the British mandate displayed "unbalanced, pro-Arab behavior, even when Arabs murdered Jews."

However, the minister, who has been tasked with formulating the government's strategy to fight anti-Israel boycotts, said he does not think anti-Semitism has become mainstream in the UK.

"I've met with British ministers and the government there passed a law prohibiting boycotts by municipalities," Erdan pointed out.

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