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British Muslim NGO launches legal bid over anti-Palestine education crackdown

Robert Carter 
Press TV, London

British Muslim advocacy group, CAGE, is preparing to go to war with the British government after announcing a legal bid against Education Minister Gavin Williamson over what they call “discriminatory guidance to school leaders on Palestine.

CAGE says the letter issued by Williamson on May 28, amounted to disgraceful censorship of political dissent in schools and discriminated against students by infringing their right to freedom of expression.

The UK government’s crackdown on Palestine solidarity occurred in schools during huge global outrage over Israel’s relentless attacks against worshipers at the Al-Aqsa mosque and civilians in Gaza last May.

Williamson’s letter warned teachers to remain impartial on the conflict, but it also warned of a “concerning” rise in anti-Semitic incidents.

However, the CAGE organization believes this is censorship cloaked by bogus accusations of anti-Semitism.

The CAGE organization is confident of success in this legal challenge as they believe the government’s argument will not hold water if legally confronted. But the pressure to stamp out pro-Palestine sentiment has become so intense, many fear simply being pro-Palestine could land you in a lot of trouble in the not too distant future.

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