Peter Golds is a Conservative politician in London. He’s also gay and Jewish. So, given the positions of the Board of Deputies, you would expect him to be delighted with the racial and religious vibrancy in the borough of Tower Hamlets. Thanks to mass immigration, White Christians are no longer dominant there and have lost the power to persecute and oppress Jews and gays.
But alas, Mr Golds is not delighted at the fruits of vibrancy. A Bangladeshi Muslim called Lutfur Rahman has just won a second term as mayor of Tower Hamlets. Has he turned the borough into a shining beacon of tolerance, equality and Islamic probity? Sadly, it doesn’t seem so:
December 2010-February 2011: At council meetings, Shiraj Haque and a crowd of other Lutfur supporters shout homophobic abuse at the mayor’s opponents from the public gallery. They abuse Peter Golds, the Tory leader, as “Mrs Golds” and a “poofter” [= “faggot”]. They heckle another gay councillor, Labour’s Josh Peck, and a gay local resident speaking at the meeting with animal noises and cries of “Unnatural acts! Unnatural acts!”
January 27, 2011: An official Labour Party inquiry finds a “concerted effort” to add fake members to the party during the campaign to select Labour’s candidate for the Tower Hamlets mayoralty.
February 23: Lutfur’s voting bloc on the council passes a motion to “campaign against the pariah state of Israel.”
March 8: Lutfur gives a character reference on Town Hall notepaper for Zamal Uddin, a minicab driver who had six weeks earlier pleaded guilty to a serious sexual assault on a woman passenger. When the press finds out, he claims that he did not know the nature of Uddin’s crime before agreeing to provide the reference.
March: Shiraj Haque is appointed chair of the advisory board for a major council-subsidised festival, the Baishakhi Mela. The council had previously removed him from all involvement with the festival and severed relations after allegations, which he denies, of massive financial irregularities and immigration fraud, with the Mela used as a front to bring in illegal immigrants under the guise of performers. (Lutfur Rahman: some facts the Guardian forgot to mention, The Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2013)
As Francis Carr Begbie has pointed out on TOO, modern Britain faces a baffling question: Why are Muslims behaving like Muslims? Peter Golds has said that Tower Hamlets is a stage for “third-world village politics” (see here). Mary Dejevsky, a journalist at The Independent, thinks that the recent elections there reflect the “worst of Bangladesh,” not the “best of British” (see here).
So Britain imports people from villages in the Third World and guess what? We get “third-world village politics.” Baffling. Britain allows mass immigration from Bangladesh and guess what? We get the “worst of Bangladesh,” not the “best of British.” Baffling again. But another apparent mystery — no action by the authorities — is easy to explain:
As councillors at the scrutiny hearing said, this spending was “not benefiting the borough as a whole” but “being directed to certain areas where the mayor had the majority of his voter base”. The council refused to answer questions from The Sunday Telegraph about the grants, merely saying that it had “followed the relevant laws, guidance and policies”. …
Mr Golds said: “I think we know what the perceived community benefits in these cases are: the re-election of Lutfur Rahman. This council is out of control and its behaviour smacks of the days of Dame Shirley Porter.” John Biggs, Mr Rahman’s Labour opponent for the mayoralty, said: “It looks as if Lutfur Rahman is trying to use taxpayers’ money to buy votes.”
Dame Shirley, the gerrymanderer of the Westminster “homes for votes” scandal in the late Eighties and early Nineties, was eventually disqualified, humiliated and forced into exile – but don’t expect anything to happen to Lutfur Rahman any time soon. Terrified of being accused of racism, the authorities appear content to let Tower Hamlets stew in its own juice. (Borough of Tower Hamlets: a byword for sleaze, The Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2014)
So is Lutfur Rahman following in the footsteps of a corrupt British politician? Not quite: Dame Shirley Porter went into exile in Israel. That’s quite a coincidence: two hugely corrupt administrations led by two minority politicians. It’s almost as though minorities don’t shower blessings on British Whites after all.
In fact, I’d go further: I think the destruction of Tower Hamlets is the result of a terrible pathology. An advanced White civilization has opened its borders to corrupt and violent non-Whites from the Third World. These non-Whites are of low average intelligence and have no history of economic success, intellectual achievement, or participation in a high-trust society. But they’re encouraged to blame all their failures in Britain on the racism and prejudice of Whites. They are also subsidized to reproduce at rates far above their White hosts.
Those are deeply unnatural acts. And they’ve been repeated right across the West. Whites have allowed non-Whites to immigrate and reproduce at startling rates, then blamed themselves for all failure by the non-Whites. There’s only one word for behaviour like that: pathological. A healthy, self-confident civilization doesn’t turn on itself like that. Would China allow mass immigration by Pakistanis and Somalis and then blame itself when the vibrant incomers began committing crimes and taking over Chinese politics? No, not in a million years.
But that’s what the West has done. And if Peter Golds wants to apportion blame for the destruction of Tower Hamlets, perhaps he should look first at his own folk: Jews in Britain have strongly supported both mass immigration and the crushing of free speech about its consequences. But the vibrant incomers do not appear to be grateful for the hospitality Jews have extended at the expense of the White British:
Lutfur Rahman sees himself as the victim both of a relentlessly hostile media and his former party, Labour, which dumped him as its mayoral candidate in 2010. … One thing is clear, though: the Mayor is not a racist. “I grew up with black kids and white kids,” he sobbed. “I grew up with Jewish kids, Christian kids, people of no faith.” Yet while Mr Rahman can’t take it when he’s accused of racism, some of his supporters seem happy to dish it out.
Here, for example, are comments from one supporter’s Facebook page, adorned with pictures of the Mayor: “Zionists are the root cause of all the evil on this planet right now Zionists are filthy animals with total depravity of any form of decent humanity. Behaviour of those who are descendants of Pigs and Monkeys (Zionist). Zionist filth!” (Divide and rule: How race politics has poisoned Tower Hamlets, The Independent, 30th May 2014)
Britain is following France, where Jews have welcomed Muslims in and Muslims have responded with hatred and murder (see here and here). If Britain and France were genuine democracies, none of this would have happened, because the White majority have always opposed mass immigration from the Third World. We were right to do so. The hostile elite were wrong. Diversity is turning into a disaster. If you need proof, just take a tour of Tower Hamlets.
Appendix: A Lot More Lutfur
March 1 2010: The Telegraph and Channel 4’s Dispatches reveal that Lutfur, then the Labour council leader, achieved the position with the help of the Islamic Forum of Europe, based at the East London Mosque, which works to create a sharia state and an “Islamic social, economic and political order” in Britain. In a filmed interview, he refuses to deny the charge. Under Lutfur, large sums of council money are diverted to IFE front organisations, a man with close links to the IFE is made the council’s assistant chief executive despite being unqualified for the job, and the respected white chief executive is summarily sacked. In undercover filming, senior IFE activists boast of their “consolidated… influence and power” over the council. The local Labour MP, Jim Fitzpatrick, tells us that his party has been “infiltrated” by the IFE.
More than 60 per cent of the grants under the “community faith buildings” scheme have gone to Muslim organisations, though Tower Hamlets is only 34 per cent Muslim. Even in many non-religious activities, the majority of grants for lunch clubs, children’s services, study support, language classes, youth services and lifelong learning have been channelled to Muslim groups, often at the expense of established organisations serving the whole community. Thousands of pounds are also to be paid to Rahman allies to organise events and parties in the run-up to the election.
There is no suggestion that the Mayor is himself a fundamentalist. But he remains largely reliant on a fairly narrow and significantly faith-based core. Professor Michael Keith, former Labour leader of Tower Hamlets, says the Mayor’s popularity “speaks more to the strengths of community networks, Sylheti ties [Sylhet is a region in Bangladesh] and the mobilising forces of his political machine.”
There are credible reports that this political machine intimidated voters at polling stations and council staff at the count. The Electoral Commission is investigating but a Mayoral adviser warned that the civil war that started in the borough’s Labour group will “spill out onto the streets” if the result is not accepted.
Alarmed at just how divisive politics in Tower Hamlets has become, Professor Keith – now Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at Oxford – fears for the future of the East End. As he says, politics there are not a pretty sight.
The attack on the “rotten borough” was led by Peter Golds, leader of the Conservative group at the council, who told The Independent that Tower Hamlets had been the stage for “third-world village politics”. Mr Golds claimed he had witnessed crowds of supporters from the Tower Hamlets First party – founded by the local mayor Lutfur Rahman – shouting at voters and leaving leaflets inside polling booths, in the culmination of what he called a “vicious dirty tricks campaign”.
Tower Hamlets, which sits between the financial centres of the City and Canary Wharf, has been the scene of fractious election disputes since Mr Rahman swept to power in 2010 and formed a cabinet made up entirely of Bangladeshi Muslims.
Peter Golds, leader of the Tory group, spoke of “third-world village politics”. A clean election is a pre-condition for any democracy worth the name. If Tower Hamlets were a school or a hospital, it would be put into “special measures” and run from Whitehall until it shaped up. All results in Tower Hamlets should be cancelled; the electoral register verified, house by house if necessary; and the elections re-run.
If no one turns up, direct rule goes on until an election can be held that reflects the best of British rather than the worst of Bangladesh. And when, as happened this week, an ex-adviser to Lutfur Rahman, the borough’s re-elected mayor, warns of riots if the results are not allowed to stand, concerns about what has been going on in Tower Hamlets are only reinforced.
There were arguments, threats, and chaos at the counting tables. Tower Hamlets First supporters were challenging vote after vote, forcing supporters of other candidates away from the tables. They often made their points (excuse the pun) with pencils and pens, against ballot papers. The supreme ruler smiled, whilst checking town hall staff were not stopping his supporters from doing exactly what they wanted.
Former Cllr Mohammed Shahid Ali (defeated Mile End) was bawling in Bangla down a mobile phone at a counting table. He was asked by a (female) officer to stop and he shouted that she (emphasise she) had no right to tell him to stop doing anything and that she (emphasise she) should go away. I drew this to the attention of the returning officer and Shahid Ali then needed to be restrained from attacking me.
For more than four years, The Telegraph has been following the extraordinary career of Mr Rahman, a man thrown out of the Labour Party after this newspaper exposed his close links to a Muslim extremist group, the Islamic Forum of Europe.
Yet Mr Rahman has gone on to win two mayoral elections as an independent, his latest, last week, even though his council is under a police investigation for corruption and a government investigation for misuse of funds. How did he manage it? Khales Uddin Ahmed, another Labour councillor, claims he knows part of the answer. “There are so many fake voters,” he says. “I keep finding houses where there are people registered for postal votes who do not live there.” …
Helal Rahman, a businessman and former Labour councillor in Spitalfields, says that “several hundred postal votes” in that one ward alone were cast on May 22 by people “who used to live here but have moved out to the suburbs. They rent their properties to eastern Europeans but keep their electoral registrations and convert their votes to postal,” he says. This is, of course, illegal.