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November 18, 2014 9:42 pm

British Peer Slammed for Comparing Victims of Jerusalem Synagogue Attack to Al-Aqsa Mosque Visitors

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Former Tory Foreign Minister Sayeeda Warsi. Photo: Twitter.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a former minister of state at the UK Foreign Office, was denounced by the chairman of the Conservative Party on Tuesday for a Twitter post in which she compared the deaths of five people in Jerusalem’s synagogue terror attack to protests at the Al Aqsa mosque.

Early in the morning on Tuesday, two Palestinian terrorists stormed a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof killing four Jewish worshippers and a Druze Israeli policeman. The terrorists were later shot dead by Israeli police.

Following the attack, Warsi tweeted: “Israeli extremists storm Al Aqsa & intimidate worshippers – Palestinian extremists storm synagogue & kill 4 worshippers.”

Her comments sparked outrage on Twitter and were condemned by Tory Party Chairman Grant Shapps, who make it clear that Warsi’s statements didn’t reflect the party’s views.

“To be clear @SayeedaWarsi speaks for herself, not the party,” he wrote. “Our prayers are w/ families of those murdered. No justification for terrorism.”

Warsi replied: “There can never be justification for killing of innocent civilians Israeli or Palestinian. #justiceforall not #Hypocrisy.” She then asked another Twitter user, former Jewish leader Jeremy Newmark, “r u suggesting there is NO link (nt justification) between murders in the synagogue & the weeks of intimidation & attacks.”

Warsi, who resigned from her post in August over what she called the government’s “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza, claimed that both Palestinians and Israelis have died in recent weeks from extremists. She asserted that UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband have both said, “a Palestinian life is equal to an Israeli life so let’s ALL condemn the killing on BOTH sides.”

Warsi later penned a blog entry for the Huffington Post UK in which she condemned Tuesday’s murders “as I have loudly condemned previous instances of Palestinian violence against civilians.” She then called out Shapps for recently voting against the declaration of a Palestinian state.

“My successor as Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps, is only too willing to criticise Palestinian terror while refusing to vote in favour of a Palestinian state in parliament, and give young Palestinians hope and dignity,” she wrote. “Remember: the indisputable lesson of modern Middle East history is that violence breeds violence.”

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  • Ruth Walker

    Oh come on! Jewish Israeli historians who have studied the documents have written and spoken the truth!

    Israeli Myths & Propaganda. Ilan Pappe

    Israel is not a democracy! It doesn’t even have a constitution.

    Miko Peled in Seattle

    Nurit Peled-Elhanan studied Israeli textbooks

  • Cora Nott

    Warsi is obviously suffering from mad cow disease (or maybe mad pig disease). What a repulsive piece of trash she is!

  • Steven Wenick

    She talks and says nothing. Like a snake she silently spews her venomous poison in an effort to kill the truth. Like the snake in the Bible, she too will be reduced to crawling on her belly and forever despised by all but the despicable.

  • What an outrageous statement by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.
    She should read what Ibn Warraq says.
    Ibn Warraq speaks at Yale

  • Metropolitan Ephraem

    It is past time that the Holy Temple be rebuilt. It is TIME

    • IM

      Steven, are you suggesting that the recent uprisings in Al Quds (Jerusalem) are not connected with the illegal Zionist take-overs and vile attacks at Al Aqsa, Masjid Ibrahim, etc? Strangely, virtually every Muslim states such. Or do we discount the voices of them.

      I have a solution for all of you Euro-Russian Zionists and Jews: leave other people alone. Stop murdering children and pregnant women. Stop stealing lands. Stop drone bombings of mosques and frightened pre-teens. Stop desecrating holy lands. And, stop lying about being the chosen ones of God while insisting on homosexuality tourism throughout the Middle East and North Africa. And, spot pretending to be something other than what you are. You are the enemies of God. You are the satans of this day. You are the enemies to any morality that exist within this humanity .

      • Dale

        “Strangely, virtually every Muslim states such.” And therefore, it must be true? You lack the capacity to appreciate the intelligence of this community.

  • Lynne T

    For Warsi, weeks of intimidation of Muslims = any Jewish presence on Temple Mount, nothing about large caches of rocks kept in Aqsa Mosque or that there have been no access issues vis a vis the Church of the Holy Sepulchre so far as I am aware since the IDF removed a pack of terrorists who had taken over the church for months, desecrating it while claiming sanctuary.

    Where the hell does the British government find people to appoint to the House of Lords? Why hasn’t she been sacked?

  • Mr Lilo

    Israel, I write as a UK citizen a gentile, I have studied your modern history, both sides of the story and you have my full backing, my prayers, and I will fight your cause. I see myths lies sown about you even prior to your modern day conception in 1948, I know your 5000 year history which causes a problem for others of a non judeochristian belief system. I pray for the peace of Israel. May God bless you and prosper you and bring your enemies to nought.

  • esa mujer es basura,

  • She’s just another perpetrator of falsehood, since
    Palestinians have shown no desire for peace with
    Israelis and in fact are Egyptian and Jordanian refugees
    with no true claim to any land in Israel. She once again
    takes the perpetrator – Palestinians starting riots and
    hurling stones and abuse at the Al Aqasa mosque – and turns them
    into the victims. The great hypocrisy of our time.


  • Karla Petermann

    How many Jewish terrorists have gone into Gaza in the past few months, driving over them, stabbing them, Throwing huge rocks at them, and terrorizing them? Exactly. None. The Jewish Israeli people want to live in peace, unlike the Arabs in Gaza. They only want to fight and kill. She is not only blind, but she is ignorant.

  • Gabby

    Are you serious. How can you even make such a comparison. You really are an idiot. Israel is a Jewish state/homeland. We have a right to go where we want. Arabs have so many other countries and Israel and NOT theirs. Jews do not go around killing arabs. No..we help them…give them aid..give them medical…we even make stupid deals with them and give them OUR LAND..and what do they do..they kill us…and do we harm them for no reason NO.. So get your head out of your ass and wake up to the truth.

  • rulierose

    this woman represents Britain? the UK is truly lost.