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Stop comparing Labour anti-semitism with Tory Islamophobia—there is no hierarchy of race hate

Bigotry arises in whatever form society deems permissable. Rather than pointing out that another party is worse, we should be fighting prejudice wherever we see it

By Rachel Shabi  

Baroness Warsi (pictured) has . Photo: PA

A few months ago, Muslim leaders placed full-page ads in two broadsheets, the Telegraph and the Times, condemning antisemitism. The ads, stating that British Jews did not stand alone in the fight against antisemitism, came as the Labour party’s handling of the issue within its own ranks was dominating the national news (much as it is today).

After months of media-relayed accusation and denial over the issue—during which British Jews often felt like unwilling pawns…

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