01.26.13 1:34 PM ET
Here's What Elie Wiesel Thinks About that Anti-Semitic British MP
Remember David Ward, the British MP who went full anti-Semite yesterday? Well, he defended his remarks by citing Nobel Laureatue Elie Wiesel. Mr. Wiesel did not take kindly to his words being appropriated in defense of anti-Semitism:
He then went on to defend himself by using the words of Holocaust survivor, Professor Elie Wiesel: “I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
But Professor Wiesel has issued a harsh rebuke to Ward, telling The Commentator, exclusively: "Although he quotes me correctly, I am outraged that he uses my words at the same time he utters shameless slanders on the State of Israel.”
Liberal Democrat HQ will be expected to act swiftly to remove Ward from the party, with many campaigners and commentators now stating that his position as a Liberal Democrat MP is untenable.