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Archive for 'Lutfur Rahman'

Ken 4 Lutfur

Does Labour have anything to say about this? Anything at all?

Izaakson on Rahman

It’s difficult to evaluate criticisms of the recent judgement against Lutfur Rahman without reading the ruling in full.  In the light of the mass of information and evidence offered in this very long document, many of the objections raised by Jennifer Izaakson in this piece seem weak or strained.  I’m going to focus just on [...]

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No More Loot for Rahman

Lutfur Rahman has been crushed in court.
See @TedJeory on Twitter for more.

Update
Read the judgement here.
“On past form, it appears inevitable that Mr Rahman will denounce this judgment as yet another example of the racism and Islamophobia that have hounded him throughout his political life. It is nothing of the sort. Mr Rahman has made a [...]

Betrayal and Panorama: Student Bengali ‘journalist’ reveals BBC’s confidential sources to Lutfur Rahman

This is a cross post by Trial by Jeory

Having been partly involved in the making of tomorrow night’s Panorama documentary on Mayor Lutfur Rahman and Tower Hamlets, it’s more difficult to judge what its impact will be (it’s a 30 minute programme and lots has been left on the cutting room floor).
From what I know, I think it’s [...]

Saudi cleric who dropped in for a cuppa with Lutfur is refused entry into UK

This is a cross-post from trialbyjeory

Remember this photo from 2008? I wrote about it on this blog in 2010.
It shows Lutfur Rahman, then the council leader rather than his current position as executive mayor, with Sheikh Adel Al-Kalbani walking by the Tower Hamlets town hall at Mulberry Place.
Behind them are Rofique Ahmed and Shafiqul Haque. Both [...]

Ken the communalist

Livingstone has been gigging at Finsbury Park Mosque:

According to Andrew Gilligan:
Ken Livingstone has promised to turn London into a “beacon” for the words of the Prophet Mohammed in a sermon at one of the capital’s most controversial mosques.
Mr Livingstone, Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, pledged to “educate the mass of Londoners” in Islam, saying: [...]

Who Are the Real McCarthyites?

This is a cross-post from Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens at Standpoint
Why don’t Islamists and those on the ‘left’ read a history book or two instead of spouting ignorant canards about a so called ‘neo-McCarthyite’ movement against Muslims?  The latest example of this flagrant abuse of history is to be found in a blog by [...]

“Bengali Block vote” Bodrul Spills the Beans on Lutfur Rahman

Bodrul Islam is the RESPECT activist whose gender-segregated wedding at the headquarters of the Islamic Forum Europe, the East London Mosque, prompted a walk-out by Jim Fitzpatrick MP. He later re-emerged as the “chief coordinator” of Lutfur Rahman’s successful campaign to become Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
This was Bodrul’s recipe for success:
I personally think he should [...]

Mehdi’s Odd Interview With Lutfur

Mehdi Hasan has an exclusive interview with the Islamic Forum Europe’s Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman in this week’s New Statesman.
“Interview” is, perhaps, a slightly grand term for what Mehdi has produced. I suspect that he sent Lutfur Rahman a list of questions by email, to which he responded. No probing. No follow up.
The [...]