Voting irregularities and outright fraud could cast Thursday’s European elections into doubt. Why? “A cultural problem.” It seems that Muslim leaders were dictating the way Muslims could vote — yet another symptom of the cultural disjunction between Muslim immigrants and their new Western homelands. The group identity of the Islamic world doesn’t translate well to a “one-man, one-vote” context. Yet everyone is too afraid of “racism” charges to address problems like this. From The Telegraph, with thanks to Foehammer:
Ann Cryer, Labour MP for Keighley, West Yorks, feared that the majority of the ballot frauds were part of “a cultural problem” that faced Asians in the North.
She said Muslims were coming under pressure from community elders to surrender their votes.
“People are going to homes, demanding that the voters give up their ballot papers – and that is what they are doing.” She said the Asian community “tends to stick together” and, if one of its leaders knocked at the door and asked people to do something, “they by and large do it”.
She said: “It is the sort of thing I was anxious about in the early stages of getting the Bill through to have an all-postal ballot. But I did not dare mention it because you are accused then of being a racist. But the chickens are coming home to roost.”
It would be no surprise if the election results were challenged in the courts, she said.