Jan 5, 2006, 19:42 GMT

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is to maintain its ‘boycott’ of Holocaust Memorial Day.

The MCB, the UK’s biggest Muslim body, is refusing to join in commemorations of the systematic genocide of Jews by the Nazis because crimes against non-Jewish people, such as those in Vietnam, Rwanda, Bosnia and Chechnya are left unmentioned, according to the BBC.