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Respect Allies Turn to Tories for Religious Beliefs and Needs.

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Conservative   Home asks,

“Is it Conservative to believe that “the Islamic state is the greatest contribution to humanity”?

They report on events in Newham, ,

” in which local Conservatives have issued a leaflet aimed at what it describes as “the Muslim community” which has been translated into Urdu, Gujurati and Bengali.

The fourth of the leaflet’s ten pledges is “respect for religious beliefs and needs when making planning decisions, while point eight is “opposition to any further betting shops in Newham”.

At least one of the Tory candidates running in the council elections will endorse this view wholeheartedly.  He is Mufti Shah Sadruddin, who has called for a Muslim political identity.

“We have to create a revolution for our rights,” he is recorded as saying. “The gays can get their rights…but when Islam is being abused we can’t even save it. We have 50 million Muslims in Europe, we are good for nothing. The Jewish community, they have their anti-Semitism, they have this Holocaust. The gays got these gay rights but any Tom, Dick, Harry can make a movie, Satanic Verses…but we are 1.5 billion Muslims but we are not politically powerful. Block the roads of Newham just like Tahrir Square.”

Other statements by Sadruddin reportedly include the following: “Even Britain has a blasphemy law.  We are sleeping, brothers…The greatest threat to Islam is through the removal of Islamic politics. The Islamic state is the greatest contribution to humanity. Only politics can unite the Muslim Ummah [brotherhood]. Politics is the tool which can unite the Muslims and the Ummah.”  Shah reportedly organised and was certainly present at a rally for George Galloway last year.  Two other Conservative council candidates in Newham are former candidates for Respect.

The Express adds, 

 An ISLAMIST leader of the campaign to build a “mega mosque” near Britain’s Olympic Stadium is standing as a Tory in this month’s council elections

 Mufti Shah Sadruddin, who believes in the notion of Islamic states, has no known previous links to the Tories, and has been an enthusiastic supporter of Respect MP George Galloway.

The Conservative party in the east London borough has also selected two other candidates who have previously stood for socialist Respect..

 

From Here.

Written by Andrew Coates

May 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

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  1. wow, this is as big as Watergate!

    How dare the Tories attempt to curry favour with those pesky Muslim, don’t they know they blow people up!

    We should be killing Muslims not pandering to them!

    Will this weaken the Jewish lobby, this is what worries me!

    And the link to RESPECT, well you may as well say that RESPECT = Tory now!

    But seriously, this is now getting beyond silly!

    Socialism In One Bedroom

    May 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

  2. wow, this is as big as Watergate!

    How dare the Tories attempt to curry favour with those pesky Muslim, don’t they know they blow people up!

    We should be killing Muslims not pandering to them!

    Will this weaken the Jewish lobby, this is what worries me!

    And the link to RESPECT, well you may as well say that RESPECT = Tory now!

    But seriously, this is now getting beyond silly!!

    Socialism In One Bedroom

    May 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

  3. The world is getting weirder and stranger by the day.
    I will link to this NPR story to prove my point. Stepan Bandera, hero or villain?
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/05/20/312719066/hero-or-villain-historical-ukrainian-figure-symbolizes-todays-feud

    You would have thought that NPR would hold some inflexible views on this question, but everything’s up for debate these days.

    Paul J

    May 21, 2014 at 2:47 am

  4. I suppose the parallel strange political mixtures is just before the Great War when you had the Cercle Proudhon mixing far-right ideas, syndicalism, and Royalism.

    Now apparently you have ‘democrats’ defending a fascist responsible for the mass murder of Poles – amongst many many others.

    Or Tories letting a far-right Islamist bigot be a candidate for their party.

    Andrew Coates

    May 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

  5. Election leaflets urging Muslims in Newham to vote for the Conservative Party and claiming the council is run by gays and atheists are being investigated by police.

    One leaflet, delivered to people’s homes, which bears the Conservative Party’s official imprint, says: “If elected we shall help facilitate and cater for the needs of the Muslim community”, and makes 10 “pledges”, ­including a burial ground for Newham’s Muslims and free parking during Friday prayers.

    The leaflet includes translations into Punjabi, Gujarati and Bangladeshi and a picture of a mosque in the background.

    Another leaflet, which may not be from the Conservatives, lists what it calls the Labour Party’s failures in the borough, saying: “In senior council positions, there are seven times more gays and three times less ethnic minorities than the resident population.

    “The vast ­majority of council managers describe themselves as atheist.”

    It adds: “The mayor has an open anti-faith, pro-atheist agenda.”

    Chris Attenborough, a resident from Upper Road, in Plaistow, said: “I’m not a ­Labour supporter and I’m not gay, but I find it ­offensive.

    “I voted Tory in the last election, but I can’t vote for any party that associates ­itself with homophobia and stirring up religious ­hatred.”

    Newham Labour Party, which lodged a formal ­police complaint, called the leaflets “offensive and divisive” and said candidates should distance themselves from such material.

    The leaflets follow reports that a fiery Islamic cleric, Mufti Shah Sadruddin, who led a thwarted campaign to build a “mega mosque” in West Ham in 2012, was running as a Conservative candidate for Green Street West ward.

    The East Ham Conservative Party declined to comment, as did Tory mayoral candidate Stefan Mrozinski.

    http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/court-crime/muslims_should_vote_tory_election_leaflets_probed_by_newham_police_1_3608045

    Andrew Coates

    May 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

  6. What exactly is the “the Jewish lobby” that concerns you so much, may I ask?

    Andrew Coates

    May 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm


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