Love Wapping investigates the Islamist takeover of Tower Hamlets UPDATED

Mark Baynes’ blog Love Wapping is fast becoming indispensable for those interested in how East London is developing.

A couple of days ago, he published part one of his investigation into Islamists in Tower Hamlets:

http://lovewapping.org/2016/07/tower-hamlets-london-borough-hijacked-by-fundamental-islamists/

It makes a very interesting read, and I’ll ┬ábe posting the follow-ups here in due course.

His discussion of the links between Islamic Forum Europe (IFE), a fundamental Islamist group inspired by the teachings of Abul Ala Maududi, and Jamaat-e-Islami are pertinent.

As previous posts on this blog have pointed out, a group of Waltham Forest councillors recently (and surreptitiously) gave an award to the extreme right-wing Senator Sirajul Haq of Pakistan, with the event being captured here for posterity:

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Senator Haq has close Jamaat-e-Islami links.

One wonders what Cllr.s Ali senior and junior, Cllr. Mahmud, Cllr. Khan, and Cllr. Dhedi – all pictured at the event – think of Jamaat-e-Islami and indeed IFE.

As in Tower Hamlets, has IFE infected the Waltham Forest body politic on the quiet?

Update

Part Two of Love Wapping’s investigation is here:

http://lovewapping.org/2016/08/tower-hamlets-london-borough-hijacked-by-fundamental-islamists-2/

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