Jonathan Freedland's claim (Comment, December 14) that the Muslim Council of Britain should distance itself from those given to Holocaust denial betrays a profound ignorance of the MCB's position on the matter. The MCB spelled out clearly its position in this very paper (Holocaust Memorial Day is too exclusive, September 20).
Iqbal Sacranie, the MCB's secretary general, stated then that: "The MCB unhesitatingly and wholeheartedly supports the prime minister's determination that the horrendous crimes against humanity committed during the Holocaust are never forgotten."
Iqbal Sacranie's claim that the MCB has been subjected to intimidating smears of anti-semitism since the founding of Holocaust Memorial Day in 2001 are every bit as accurate as the "all too real" texts Freedland quotes from the research group MEMRI.
We stated this then and we repeat it now: "We abhor all forms of racial or religious discrimination." Let there be no further denying or misrepresentation of our position.
Muslim Council of Britain