Newham Tories pledge allegiance to the will of Allah
The imams and Islamic scholars of the London Borough of Newham recently made the following declaration:
Important Message for the Muslims of NewhamYes, this appeal really ends with "Allah knows best". Sir Robin Wales is the Labour Mayor of Newham, and appears to have held office for rather a long time - 20 years, in fact. Apparently, he hasn't served the community very well at all:
Respected Brothers and Sisters of Newham,
We have a moral responsibility to help build and unite the community we live in. This includes our responsibility to make sure we elect suitable, competent and God fearing candidates who we should be able to hold accountable for any council decision or policy that will directly affect us.
A vote is an Amanah (trust) which must be used wisely and not abused for individual benefits.
Any individual that opposes the building of Masjids or Islamic schools or even goes as far as to attempting to demolish a Masjid is not serving the interest of society.
Allah (SWT) says
وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن مَّنَعَ مَسَاجِدَ اللّهِ أَن يُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ وَسَعَى فِي خَرَابِهَا” “
“who can be a bigger oppressor then the one who prevents Allah’s name from being mentioned in the houses of Allah and makes effort to destroy it” (Albaqarah)
We therefore strongly urge the entire Muslim Community of Newham to wake up and stand united against such unjust politicians in the upcoming elections.
We consider it essential for all the Muslims to endorse any party that helps the Muslim cause by embracing a significant number of Muslim candidates and standing up against Robin Wales.
Allah knows best
24.3 per cent of all Newham households have no one who speaks English as a main language. Sir Robin has taken steps to encourage people to use English, including stopping all foreign language newspapers from local libraries. According to the Telegraph:
Translation services have been cut and the council has banned all funding for community groups or events aimed exclusively at a single ethnic or religious group, as part of a policy designed to promote integration and “Britishness”.Well, this doesn't please Allah one bit, and, as we know, he knows best. And so Newham's Muslims are now seeking to oust Sir Robin, not least for having the temerity to reject plans for their 'mega mosque'.
Sir Robin Wales, the major of Newham, said: “There is a challenge about isolation and we are very concerned about women being isolated in homes and sometimes older people [because of the language barrier].
“We are concerned about it and we are giving support.
“People have chosen to come to this country, they want to be part of it and we try to encourage it.”
According to 2011 Census data, just 16.7% of Newham's population is White British, while 43.5% is Asian (13.8% Indian, 9.8% Pakistani, 12.21 Bangladeshi, 1.3% Chinese, 6.5% Other Asian), 19.6% Black (12.3% African, 4.9% Caribbean, 2.4% Other Black), 1.1% Arab and 2.3% of other ethnic heritage. Newham has the highest fertility rate in the country at 2.87 children born per woman, compared to the national average of 1.95. Newham and Tower Hamlets are the boroughs with the highest rates of population growth. Newham also has the largest average household size in England & Wales at 3.01 persons.
Is it racist to point this out?
Attracting just 16% of the BME vote in 2010, the Conservative Party traditionally doesn't do very well among ethnic minorities. According to Paul Goodman, the party just doesn't offer them much at all, and, according to Lord Ashcroft, the party faces electoral oblivion - "defeat by demography" - unless there is some attempt to "woo" them .
So, in Newham, the Conservative Party is wooing Muslims.
Point 4 is of particular interest to those who are still pursuing the 'mega mosque' rejected by Sir Robin, and also to those who oppose betting shops, off-licences and Subway stores that presume to sell ham baguettes or bacon rolls. And if you don't speak English - since that nasty Labour Mayor has stopped speaking to them in their own language - those nice Conservatives have made this leaflet available in Urdu, Gujurati and Bengali, complete with appealing mosque-ish watermark:
According to Breitbart, the leaflets are genuine.
Is Newham not a constituent part of this Christian country?
His Grace can't see the Conservative Party in any constituency ever publishing an election leaflet pledging specifically "To listen to the Christian community", and the Conservatives are fast losing the support of that demographic, too.
But, as Lord Ashcroft observes, they face electoral oblivion without an appeal to ethnic minorities. Though quite why they have to make a base appeal to Muslims in this blatantly sectarian fashion - instead of appealing to those qualities, values and virtues which unite all Conservatives - is unknown.
No, the time is fast approaching when Christians shall need an organised, potent and persuasive means of making our politicians listen.
Especially the shunned and beleaguered 16.7% in Newham.