Palestine Day at St Thomas Church, Hanwell

St Thomas Church of Hanwell is allowing the Friends of Al Aqsa to host a politically-minded event in its church for its ‘Palestine Day’. Friends of Al Aqsa is run by Ismail Patel, a Hamas supporter who thinks Disney is a Jewish conspiracy, and rallies against Israel and her supporters.

This is the kind of peaceful rhetoric you can expect from the Ismail Patel:

But is St Thomas Church, Hanwell aware of Ismail Patel’s views? And if so, why is the church providing Patel’s group with a platform?



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3 responses to “Palestine Day at St Thomas Church, Hanwell

  1. Karl Pfeifer

    “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but not notice the log that is in your own eye?
    Or how can you say to your brother , ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and than you will see clearly enough to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7: 3-5

    I wonder why A Church of England (Protestant) church is so concerned to let antisemites speak and why the Church of England is not saying a word about the Budapest protestant clergyman Lóránt Hegedüs jun. who is inciting hatred against Jews?
    for example:

  2. donas

    Maybe they agree with his views?

    It would not be surprising considering how many clergy (and politicians) meet up with such figures – Stephen Sizer himself is a good example of this, if Mr Sizer can meet up with the President of Iran (amongst others) who rants genocide of Israel, then why can’t other clergy meet up with others with likewise views? The days of saying you are innocent of someone’s views and associations are over, it is all too easy to find out in this internet age.

  3. KMansfield

    At first I though this site was based on standing up for truth and humanity, but I can see you have lost your way. There is so much wrong with your representation here I don’t even know where to start.
    This man’s passion over the horrible gaza operation is not anti-Semitic. It is compassionate humanity. How did your ideas get so misinformed?
    There will be a day when Israeli apologists are equated with good germans. Open your eyes! Nakba denial is equivalent with holocaust denial. Zionism has co-opted jewishness, and exploited the painful memories of holocaust victims and the rest of the world’s sympathy.
    One could make the argument that they are the same but Zionists hail from Russia, the US and the UK, not Germany. Please inform yourself for the sake of more victims! Membership of a group doesn’t make one immune to the dark side of his humanity, or excuse it.

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