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Blair: rejects Muslim proposal
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Britain won't change Holocaust tribute

Prime Minister Tony Blair rejects proposal by Muslim leaders to change focus of annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

Prime Minister Tony Blair's office said Monday it had no plans to rename Britain's Holocaust Day, despite calls from Muslim groups to make the annual memorial more inclusive.


A committee of Muslim leaders advising the government as it seeks to combat Islamic extremism proposed renaming the day of remembrance Genocide Memorial Day, to recognize atrocities carried out against all faiths.


Meanwhile, Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that a Muslim lawyer appointed by the British government to advise Tony Blar, Ahmad Thompson, described the Holocaust as a "big lie."


Thompson is reported to have said that the British prime minister decided to go to war in Iraq because he was under the influence of "sinister" group of Jews and Freemasons.


"Pressure was put on Tony Blair before the invasion. The way it works is that pressure is put on people to arrive at certain decisions. It is part of the Zionist plan and it is shaping events," said Thompson.


The deaths of some 6 million Jews murdered during World War II are remembered on Jan. 27 in Britain.


Blair's office said Monday it had no plans to rename the memorial day.


The Associated Press contributed to this report


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