By Ben Leapman, Home Affairs Correspondent
(Filed: 22/01/2006)

Muslim leaders have been urged by the organisers of Holocaust Memorial Day to drop their controversial boycott of the event.

The call came from Fahmia Huda, the first Muslim to join the board of the Holocaust Memorial Trust, which will stage the annual event in Cardiff this week.

Sir Iqbal Sacranie, the secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, sparked a row last year when he turned down an invitation to a ceremony, led by the Queen, to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. MORE.