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Thursday, 13 August 2009

New Labour Minister Shocked by Taste of Muslim Britain

I have mixed emotions about the following story, about New Labour minister Jim Fitzpatrick storming out of a constituent's Muslim wedding because sex segregation was in force; part of me thinks at least he stuck to his principles and therefore deserves some credit, but I can't quite get past the fact that he serves a government which is responsible for importing and kow-towing to so many of these alien customs.

I suppose that being the MP for Poplar & Canning Town, he must spend a fair amount of his time sucking up to minorities and proponents of mass immigration, as the photo of him and his wife in Bangladesh seems to suggest.

From the Mail:

A Labour minister has reacted with fury after he and his wife were ordered into separate rooms at a Muslim wedding.

Jim Fitzpatrick stormed out of the London Muslim Centre after being told that strict Islamic rules meant his wife Sheila would have to move into another room.

The minister for food and farming, who was attending a constituent's wedding at the centre, claimed the segregation of men and women at such events was affecting 'social cohesion'.

He accused the centre in Whitechapel, east London, of imposing tough new segregation rules which Muslims in the community did not want.

'The segregation of men and women didn't used to be as much of a strong feature,' said Mr Fitzpatrick, the MP for Poplar and Canning Town.

'We've been attending Muslim weddings together for years but only recently has this strict line been taken.

'But it is an indication of the stricter application of rules that is taking place that didn't exist before.'

He blamed controversial Muslim organisation the Islamic Forum of Europe, which is based in the same building, for the ruling.

He said the group, which promotes Sharia law, had a 'stranglehold influence' on the centre.

He insisted: 'It is a disappointment. I think the stranglehold influence of the IFE is present more than ever before.

'We are trying to build social cohesion in a community but this is not the way forward.'

The centre's website says 'free mixing' of men and women is not permitted at weddings.

Spokesman Mohammed Shakir said: 'Our policy has not changed. We hire out the facilities but it is down to the bride and groom what they do.'

1 comment:

WAKE UP said...

There are none so dumb and blind as politicians who cannot see the truth staring them in the face.