On August 5, 2014, one of British government’s senior cabinet minister, Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi resigned from David Cameron’s government over its pro-Israel policy during the recent 29-day Israel’s genocidal war on 1.8 million Palestinians trapped inside Gaza Strip.
With deep regret I have this morning written to the prime minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support government policy on Gaza, she tweeted.
British finance minister George Osborne (married to a Zionist Jew) condemned Warsi’s “disappointing and frankly unnecessary” decision to resign over situation in Gaza.
British prime minister David Cameron in a statement said that he was sad over Baroness Warsi’s decision to quit for believing that London is not an honest broker when it comes to Israel-Palestinian conflict. Cameron asserted that his government believes in a negotiated “two-state solution” to the Jewish occupation of Palestine. However, as a committed Zionist, Cameron repeated Israeli myth of Israel has the right to defend itself. Read more here.
“Of course, we believe that Israel has the right to defend itself. But we have consistently made clear our grave concerns about the heavy toll of civilian casualties and have called on Israel to exercise restrain, an to find ways to bring this fighting to an end,” Cameron said in a statement.
Ironically, the Zionist Jew opposition leader Ed Miliband, on Sunday blasted David Cameron for failing to condemn Israeli killing of a large numbers of civilians and children in Gaza.
On August 5, Jewish The Economist claimed that Lady Warsi’s decision could not be based on Israeli actions in Gaza, because in 2006, she supported Israel against Lebanese Hizbullah.
Last week, Peter Luff and Nicholas Soamese, country’s former defense ministers, also criticized David Cameron for not applying pressure on Netanyahu to stop the bloodshed in Gaza.
Douglas Murray, who called a pro-Palestinian rally in London last month, “anti-Semitic”, in an article at Jewish The Spectator (August 5) called Baroness Warsi “over-promoted, incapable and incompetent“.
Baroness Warsi (born 1971) is daughter of a Muslim Pakistani immigrant. She was the first female Muslim to become a cabinet minister in 2004. In 2007 she was given life peerage to represent the ruling Conservative party in the House of Lords. She recently held senior cabinet post of Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Warsi is married to Iftakhar Azam. Both has five children. Both Warsi and Azam are non-practicing Muslims.
I salute Baroness Warsi’s courage to quit a well-paid ministerial job to join the two millions of her fellow British Muslims in condemning Cameron government’s pro-Israel policy. However, no British Muslim is expecting a similar show of courage on part of Sajid Javid, UK’s pro-Israel Secretary for Culture, media and sports.
After quitting Cameron’s government, Baroness gave an exclusive interview to Mehdi Hasan, during which she accused Cameron’s coalition government in failing to act as an honest broker in the Middle East and called for an immediate arms embargo against the Zionist entity.
“Our position not to recognize Palestinian statehood at the UN in November 2012 placed us on the wrong side of history and something I deeply regret not speaking against at the time,” she said.
“Israel as an occupying power has the responsibility of course to protect Israelis but it also has the responsibility to protect Palestinians,” Warsi told Mehdi Hasan. She also called Hamas, a “terrorist organization”, which should fire rockets at Israeli civilians. I wonder she read some objective source to find out that Hamas killed only three Israeli “civilians” during the entire 29-day war, while Israelis killed more than 1,700 Gaza civilians including over 200 children.
With such “moderate” point of views, I hate to call her an “anti-Semite” or a “pro-Hamas Islamist”.