In February, Britain's largest Jewish newspaper, the Jewish Chronicle disclosed that Yitzchak Schochet, a Rabbi in North London, was removed as patron of an interfaith charity because "the government believed he was too extreme." It reported:
"According to a source close to the charity, the decision was taken after the Department for Communities and Local Government threatened to remove funding for other groups run by the charity's head."
Rabbi Schochet has undoubtedly made some troubling comments. In January, after the Islamist terror attacks in Paris, he stated that the staff of Charlie Hebdo "committed a sin against society," and that, "Any sensitive human being who cares about the rights of another will find these cartoons abhorrent." Islamist media outlets have condemned a tweet sent by Schochet, in which he told an anti-Israel activist: "I have a spare Israeli flag if you want to hang yourself on it."