British diplomat met cleric who compared Jewish people to “apes and pigs”
It has been revealed that a British diplomat met with a cleric who compared Jewish people to “apes and pigs”.
The JC reported that UK Consul-General Diane Corner, Britain’s top diplomat in Jerusalem, met with Mahmoud al-Habbash, said to be the spiritual adviser to Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.
In a sermon, Mr al-Habbash can be seen stating that Jews are “cursed by Allah”, “humanoids”, and comparable to “apes and pigs”.
A Twitter post from the British Consulate in Jerusalem featured a photograph of Mr al-Habbash standing next to Ms Corner smiling.
Asked for comment by the JC on the meeting between Corner and al-Habbash, the Foreign Office reportedly declined.