Saturday, 31 March 2012

Galloway elected in Bradford

With the election of George Galloway in Bradford on Thursday, we have Britain's first islamist member of Parliament. In a letter sent to his prospective consistuents, Galloway used the following points to present his case:
1. He never drinks alcohol.
2. His opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not a view only held by islamists but certainly a position consonant with islamism.
3. He used the phrase "God willing" - to his Muslim audience that reads "Inshallah".

In a campaign speech he used exactly the same religious arm-twisting that the Tunisian islamists used to persuade Tunisian Muslims to vote for them, that is he said that if they did not take this opportunity to vote for a islamically sympathetic candidate this might go against them in the afterlife.

From Galloway's record in Bow, Bethnal Green and Tower Hamlets, we know that he furthers the cause of Islamism in Britain. We can see from the above points how he has sought to appeal directly to Muslims on the basis of their religion and employed the same technique as islamists in other countries. We therefore have our first islamist MP.

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