Date(s) - 19/04/2020
Dale Street Methodist Church
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On Sunday 19 April, the controversial Mr Anas al-Tikriti will give a talk for the Justice for Palestinians group of Leamington Spa entitled
The Deal of the Century: Implications for International Justice and World Peace
Mr al-Tikriti is the founder and CEO of the Cordoba Foundation, which “aims to create better understanding between the Muslim World and the West”. Until recently he was also the President of the Muslim Association of Britain.
However there is an uncertain relationship between al-Tikriti, Cordoba Foundation, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. For example,
David Cameron described Cordoba Foundation as a “political front for the Muslim Brotherhood”. Anas al-Tikriti is said to be the key spokesman and lobbyist for the Brotherhood in Britain, though he claims not to be a member himself.
The Daily Telegraph, for example, reported on 16 March 2020 that Cordoba Foundation’s office in London occupies the same building as the Brotherhood.
Hamas is banned as a terrorist organisation throughout the Western world, but Mr al-Tikriti has stated that “the Brotherhood supports Hamas. I believe that if you are occupied you need to fight back.” Mr al-Tikriti co-founded a group called the British Muslim Initiative with a senior commander in Hamas, Mohammed Sawalha, and a Hamas “special envoy,” Azzam Tamimi.
While UNA Coventry can understand the impulse for supporters of Palestinians to want to fight back, we believe that bloodshed will never achieve the aim of justice for Palestine. On the other hand, we believe that Mr al-Tikriti has a right to express his opinion over the US so-called “Peace Deal”, and we leave it to our readers to decide whether they wish to attend his talk.
Facebook page of Justice For Palestinians – Leamington Spa
Cordoba Foundation: thecordobafoundation.com