Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sadiq Khan MP: David Cameron promoted Baroness Warsi ‘because of her religion’

While he sits in Parliament agitating for special rights ‘to improve the lives of British Muslims’, Sadiq Khan, a Government whip, is of the opinion that David Cameron appointed Sayeeda Warsi to the House of Lords and propelled her into his Shadow Cabinet to become ‘Britain's most senior Muslim politician’ simply ‘because of her religion’.

What an intelligent bloke.

It could hardly be because of her outstanding success in fighting general elections, and neither could it be because of her impressive record in any particular sphere, because she does not have one. Her elevation was tangential to but consistent with the aims of the ‘A-list’ – a fundamentally anti-meritocratic mechanism designed specifically to increase the number of female, minority ethnic, homosexual and disabled members on the Conservative benches after the next general election.

Cranmer thinks Baroness Warsi's religion was distinctly secondary to the colour of her skin. If Mr Cameron were overly concerned about religious representation on the Conservative benches, he really ought to discriminate in favour of a few members of the Protestant wing of the Church of England. It would, of course, be easier for him if they were black, brown, gay or one-legged.

But Mr Khan accuses the Leader of the Opposition of an ‘opportunistic courtship of the Muslim vote’, and the use of the ‘Tory spin machine’ to persuade them that the Conservative Party is ‘on the side of British Muslims because it needs their votes to win key seats’.

Of course, Labour has never courted any minority ethnic or religious vote, or used anything as crude as ‘spin’ to attempt to. And God forbid that anything like a ‘religious hatred’ law should be seen as an attempt to portray Labour as ‘on the side of British Muslims’.

But then Mr Khan waffles on about the Conservative Party having no Muslim MPs, and of selecting ethnic minority parliamentary candidates only for ‘hopelessly unwinnable seats’.

Maybe he is not so intelligent after all.

Does Mr Khan know of Rehman Chishti, selected for the very winnable seat of Gillingham and Rainham?

Or Zahid Iqbal standing in Bradford West, which has a Labour majority of just 3000.

Or Helen Grant who was selected to the very safe Conservative seat of Maidstone and the Weald?

Or Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones for the new notionally Conservative seat of Chippenham?

And what about Adam Afriyie? Or Shailesh Vara?

Sadiq Khan is a pompous oaf consumed by his pseudo-prophetic sense of self-importance.

While Sayeeda Warsi has been applying her efforts to educate the Conservative Party on the complexities of Pakistani politics, confronting ‘honour’ killings and forced marriage, and immersing herself in very relevant and pressing social issues which will benefit more than her co-religionists, Mr Khan has his sights firmly on the glorification of Allah and the wellbeing of the Ummah.

His desire is to ensure that the forthcoming ‘Single Equality Act’, which will force public bodies to actively promote equality on grounds of gender, race and disability, ‘must also tackle religion and end "Islamophobia in the workplace".’ He demands specific 'training for teachers and changes to the curriculum to improve education standards for Muslim boys'.

Their failure, he asserts, is because of our ‘laissez faire approach to Britishness’ which has ‘led to Muslims feeling like second-class citizens and being denied good jobs’. Mr Khan continued: ‘Without equal opportunities, integration stands little chance’, and he spoke of ‘anecdotal reports’ which suggest ‘Muslims were being blocked from progressing up the career ladder because of their religion’.

This, he said, is ‘fuelling alienation and the rise of extremism’.

So it is all manifestly the fault of all the kuffar (white, 'Christian') British who are quite simply failing to promote sufficient numbers of Muslims to directorships, chairmanships, headships or other positions of influence, such that they are left with no choice but to bomb their way to power.

Well, it worked for Sinn Féin.


Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

We can expect more of this from coke snorting degenerate David Cameron.

17 September 2008 at 08:46  
Blogger Andrew Bower said...

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17 September 2008 at 09:40  
Anonymous Bower said...

I was very impressed with Baroness Warsi at last year's conference whereas Sadiq Khan MP is a nasty piece of work - full of venom whenever I have heard him. Fortunately I escaped Tooting before his election. Mr Khan can be reassured that his replacement at the next election, Conservative Mike Clarke, is also from an ethnic minority.

17 September 2008 at 09:41  
Blogger Hiraeth said...

Rehman Chisti is an excellent politician. I was at uinversity with him, and was impressed by his public relations abilities. Of course, he was chairman of Labour Students in those days...

17 September 2008 at 10:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiraeth 10.26:

Hopefully you're sincere in your estimation of his abilities and will agree with me

1) that in student politics there is very little substance so good pr is key.

2) ref Labour students, people do mature as they grow up (well most do) and affiliation as a student should not be a bar to being in a completely different party by the time you get to Parliament.

Also agree with the several positive comments ref Baroness Warsi. We can argue about whether she got the job on merit, but the point is that she is more than proving that she should keep it on merit. She is a good thing in my view. Yes the A-list is pernicious, but that shouldn't blind us to the fact that it is turning up some good people.

I speak as a white, ex public school, oxbridge, anglo catholic, foxhunting, ex-naval officer, who is pretty much doomed by the existence of the A list, but I can recognise its partial success without supporting it.

17 September 2008 at 10:52  
Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

"our ‘laissez faire approach to Britishness’ which has ‘led to Muslims feeling like second-class citizens and being denied good jobs’. Mr Khan continued: ‘Without equal opportunities, integration stands little chance’, and he spoke of ‘anecdotal reports’ which suggest ‘Muslims were being blocked from progressing up the career ladder because of their religion’.

This, he said, is ‘fuelling alienation and the rise of extremism’."

Here they are blackmailing us. They are saying the violence will end as soon as we bung them off with privileges. They are terrorist's.

17 September 2008 at 12:16  
Blogger Unsworth said...

Your Grace

"It would, of course, be easier for him if they were black, brown, gay or one-legged"

Even better if they were wind-powered lesbian whales.

And what is an 'anecdotal report'?

Does this man need some help with the English language?

17 September 2008 at 16:54  
Anonymous len said...

I cannot but feel that this equality thing is unfairly balanced in favour of moslems.
A christian in pakistan(or most moslem countries)can be accused by a moslem of insulting allah and on the testimony of ONE moslem be prosecuted and in theory be executed!In the same countries moslems can insult christians with impunity.

17 September 2008 at 18:20  
Blogger McKenzie said...

This turning the other cheek business is so hard. The bast I could do would be to switch my AK47from rapid fire to single shot, I know what you're thinking, and you are right.

17 September 2008 at 18:26  
Blogger McKenzie said...

God forbid that another prophet does not pop up somewhere in the world ranting and raving, this is more than we can deal with as it is.

17 September 2008 at 18:34  
Blogger Miss Snuffleupagus said...

But, Your Grace, he isn't saying 'it is all the fault of the kuffar'. You have demonstrated this yourself in your post! The article you have linked to makes him sound very sensible.

He may not be a Conservative, and he may have got some facts wrong, but he is far more complex than your conclusion suggests.

17 September 2008 at 19:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a race of beings, we are totally incapable of achieving world peace. It is going to take some kind of supernatural event. The odds of us achieving it alone can best be described by a visit to the supermarket. Take hold of a pineapple and feel its weight; run your fingers across its surface and appreciate its texture and the sharp and angled nature of know what I am going to suggest next, and yes, these are the odds of us achieving world peace alone.
Trying to mix politics, religion and philosophy into a single homogeneous paste and spreading it like strawberry jam across the globe will only result in one thing: Mental illness.
We are nasty, vicious, revengeful selfish little creatures at heart. We gloss it all over in our noble attempt to sate that illusive element of our being which somehow holds us to account to our own self. But the trigger points are hairline, lurking ever present and frantic.
Its like when you try to explain to someone why you are a Christian. Even though you're quite serious, you know that you are a very bad example, a hypocrite of the first order, and yet you remain convinced in your faith. It really is all fucked up for you, and you know its going to take nothing less than supernatural intervention. Once you start preaching the Gospel, a principality of demons flock your side. Its like Bilbo Baggins putting the Ring on his finger. You become the Christian goody-two-shoes, and woe fucking betide your every step (fraught with endless paths of spikes and snares). You pick your self up from falling face first into a sloppy patch of cow shit, turn around to see all the world and his dog looking into your eyes searchingly, wearing wry smiles. Try giving a convincing speech with cow shit dripping from your face. You turn your back and walk...whoops - splat!
Ah the joys of it all. But you cannot give in: you try to keep your big blabbering mouth shut, but it refuses...whoops splat!

17 September 2008 at 19:51  
Anonymous len said...

anon19.51, Who will deliver me from this body of death
wretched man that I am?.
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ So then,I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with the flesh I serve the law of sin. The eternal battle!

17 September 2008 at 20:17  
Blogger John M Ward said...

Well, Your Grace, I certainly know Rehman Chishti; and indeed he probably will take the Gillingham and Rainham seat from Paul Clarke, and would have done so even without Labour's current leadership woes.

He is a tireless campaigner, and a good customer for the shoe business (he wears them out campaigning!) and has the advantage of knowing the truth about Labour from having been on the inside.

He was picked by the local Association from a hundred or more contenders, and it isn't easy to win over those folks if you're ex-Labour, so he muct have something special.

Yup, he was selected on merit; and I doubt whether Sayeeda Warsi would have been chosen without a similar contest to those we hold here in Medway and Maidstone.

Perhaps Khan feels threatened somehow. Labour MPs must be feeling jittery about their futures just now...

17 September 2008 at 21:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he came to my house campaigning, I would ram is shoes down his throat. Your kind of pukey naivety makes me puke, and its wrecking the nation. Have you considered the LibDems? You have a lot in common.

17 September 2008 at 22:12  
Blogger Hiraeth said...

Reh is a hard worker, and as he was shafted by Labour when he was chair of Labour students, he certainly deserves better. The very fact he went over shows that something is wrong with Labour, as he is the sort of man that anyone would do well to keep. I wish him all the luck in the world. Still, it's a funny old world, to think that the former chair of Labour students at Aberystwyth may be the first of the heads of the political societies (well, in my time at least) to make it to the House of Commons, but as a Tory MP. We do, indeed, live in interesting times.

I remember a chap who lived in his hall, who we thought had been sent in as a spy, but turned out to be a Tory through and through. Still, if only we could have known! 'Labour Reh', the very embodiement of New Labour!

17 September 2008 at 22:24  
Anonymous 'twas never thus said...

1. I can't stand the look of their fat, self-satisfied, supercilious faces. If they knock on my door or try to talk to me I promise to practice projectile vomiting all over them.

2. They're not British. They spent the last 8-10,000 years somewhere else - where they belong. Everybody there thinks their tactics and faces are just the bees knees-so why not go home and impress the natives: get someone to make them into raja types.

3. Blaming us for making them 2nd class citizens is typical whining -they think they're Upper because we are so Lower. This is such a euro attitude that they'd probably enjoy euroland - if they really can't face being with their own kind. 'Baroness' doesn't sound British anyway - so euros would probably like it.

18 September 2008 at 05:09  
Blogger Windsor Tripehound said...

I wonder if Mr Khan can explain why it is that Sikhs and Hindus seem to do rather well in the British education system when Muslims don’t.

19 September 2008 at 21:29  
Blogger Johnny Norfolk said...

I think she is first class and has been promoted on merit.She is full of common sense, something that is in short supply within Labour

20 September 2008 at 08:54  

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