Min­is­ter thank­ful for sup­port on tack­ling hate

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY MAR­CUS DYSCH

THE GOV­ERN­MENT’S most se­nior Mus­lim min­is­ter has de­scribed how Bri­tish Jews thanked him af­ter he voiced his con­cerns about “din­ner party an­tisemitism”.

Busi­ness Sec­re­tary Sa­jid Javid ini­tially re­ceived mes­sages say­ing he was “silly” for rais­ing the is­sue, but he was later re­as­sured by “unan­i­mous” sup- port from the Jewish com­mu­nity.

Mr Javid had made the re­marks last month. Speak­ing to an au­di­ence of around 180 Com­mu­nity Se­cu­rity Trust sup­port­ers last Thurs­day, he said there had been a sub­se­quent “wave of com­ment from Bri­tain’s Jews.

“It was al­most unan­i­mous in say­ing ‘fi­nally, some­one’s put a name to what I’ve been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing for years’ — which rather proves my point.”

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