19 January 2009

"We strongly and categorically condemn any form of anti-Semitic or Islamophobic attacks on Jews and Muslims in response to actions by others. British Muslim and Jewish citizens are not to be held responsible for acts perpetrated in their name or in the name of their religions.

Physical and verbal assaults against members of the Jewish and Muslim communities should not be tolerated and must be collectively opposed. We also denounce any attempt to incite hatred and violence against both communities.

We call on Jewish and Muslim leaders and communities to work constructively together to defeat the evils of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism."

FAIR and The Joseph Interfaith Foundation invite Jewish and Muslim organisations, as well as communities and religious leaders to add their names in support of this joint statement.

The joint statement was supported by:

Baroness Warsi
Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion and Social Action
Baroness Falkner of Margravine
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Justice
Baroness Professor Haleh Afshar
Baroness Uddin
Lord Bhatia
Sir Gulam Noon MBE
Chairman, Noon Products
Andrew Dismore MP
Labour MP for Hendon
Dr. Ahmad Al Dubayan
Director General, Islamic Cultural Centre, London
Dilowar Hussain Khan
Executive Director East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre
Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield
Head, The Movement for Reform Judaism
Rabbi Dr Abraham Levy OBE
Spiritual Head of the Spanish and Portages Jews' Congregation of Great Britain
Rabbi Danny Rich
Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism, Kingston Liberal synagogue
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Senior Rabbi Masorti Movement, UK New North London Synagogue
Rabbi Rodney Mariner
Convener of the Beit Din of the Movement for Reform Judaism, Belsize Square Synagogue
MR Hamid Sabi
Chairman, Iranian Jewish Centre, London
Canon Guy Wilkinson
Church of England's National Adviser on Inter Faith Relations
Michael Gluckman
Executive Director, Assembly of Masorti Synagogues
Rabbi Dr Charles MiddleBurgh
Honorary Director of Studies, Leo Baeck College, (Rabbinic seminary) London
Professor Colin Shindler
School of Oriental and African Studies The University of London
Dr. Sajjad H. Rizvi, University of Exeter
Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Director, MA in Islamic Studies, Director, Centre of Islamic Philosophy
Mohammad Ismail
Education Consultant & School Inspector S48 Inspector for Muslim Faith VA Schools, Lead Imam: Central Mosque, Birmingham
Dr Abdulkarim Khalil
Director, Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre
Dr Roger Abdul Wahhab Boase
Research Fellow, Queen Mary, University of London
Imam Shahid Raza
Director Imams and Mosques Council UK
Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra
Chairman Religions for Peace, UK
Mr MM Salim
Chair, Leicester Central Mosque
Bashir Chaudhry MBE
Founder & Chairman, League of British Muslims UK
Mr S G Syedain
President, World Islamic Mission
Imam Dr Musharraf Hussain
Director, Karimia Institute, Nottingham, UK
Fareed Ahmad
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK
Fiyaz Mughal,
Cllr for Noel Park , London Borough of Haringey, Advisor to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Interfaith and Preventing Radicalism and Extremism
Imam Munawwar Hussein
Chaplain, Eton College
Rabbi Sybil Sheridan
Wimbledon and District Synagogue
Rabbi Malcolm Cohen
West London Synagogue for British Jews
Rabbi Mark Solomon
Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London
Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz
Yeshurun synagogue Gatlery, Cheadle, Manchester
Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi
Birmingham Progressive Synagogue
Rabbi Tony Hammond
Bromley Reform Synagogue, Bromley Kent
Rabbi Burt E. Schuman
Warsaw, Poland
Faisal Hanjra, President (FOSIS).
FOSIS (Federation of Student Islamic Societies)
Yair Zivan,
Campaign Director UJS (Union of Jewish Students of Great Britain and Ireland)
Forward Thinking Facilitating dialogue, Changing Perspectives
84-86 Regent Street, London W1B 5RR
Show Racism the Red Card
Fountain House 1-3 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow, G3 7UJ
Muslim Voice UK
P.O. Box 12637, Birmingham, B28 1AH
Dialogue Society
Third Floor 402 Holloway Road, London N7 6PZ
Muslim Women's Network UK
P.O. Box 12637 Birmingham, B28 1AH
An-Nisa Society
Suite 18, Space House, Space Business Park Abbey Road, London, NW10 7SU
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham
Baroness Neuberger
Lord Turnberg
Professor Mona Siddiqui
Trustees of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation
Mehri Niknam MBE
Executive Director of the Joseph Interfaith Foundation