Mohammad Asghar is Plaid Cymru’s first Muslim AM.
He is organising a meeting at the Welsh Assembly with the Israeli Ambassador, Ron Prossor:
“The biggest flashpoint in the world at the moment is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, so we must understand both sides of the facts.
“I know quite a lot from the Palestinian side, but I haven’t been able to speak with any Israeli till today, so in my fortunate position I thought this was the best opportunity for me to invite him.
“That was the whole idea, to bring him over, and listen to his views.
“I don’t want to put my head in the sand, and I appreciate everybody’s feelings, and being Muslim, probably everyone knows my feelings, but I am a human being, and a peaceful human being.
In response, the Welsh Assembly’s presiding officer and Plain Cymru peer, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, has emailed all AMs calling on them to boycott the meeting.
Nice going, Dafydd.