Over at FrontPage, Jamie Glazov interviews Pamela Geller about the recent election of Lutfur Rahman as executive mayor of the London borough of Tower Hamlets, and its implications:
FP: Pamela Geller, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
I would like to discuss with your accurate prediction about a London borough becoming an Islamic republic.
What’s going on?
Geller: Thanks Jamie.
As I predicted at my website Atlas Shrugs, a vile Islamic supremacist, Lutfur Rahman, has been elected executive mayor of the London borough of Tower Hamlets. And he has accomplished this through massive voter fraud — isn’t this always how they get their way?
FP: It appears to be the case, yes.
Tower Hamlets is the poorest borough in all of Great Britain, yes?
Geller: Yes, Jamie, it is. Nonetheless, as Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlet council, Rahman will have control of over a billion-dollar budget.
And remember, Rahman is an Islamic supremacist with links to jihadist groups. Mind you, Jamie, he was previously dropped from the Labour Party because of these troubling ties. He was elected as an independent. The Telegraph’s superb investigative journalist Andrew Gilligan has outlined what he calls Rahman’s “deeply problematic two years as council leader until he was removed from that post six months ago.” Gilligan explains that after Rahman
“secured the leadership with the help of the IFE, millions of pounds were channeled to front organizations of the IFE, a man with close links to the IFE was appointed as assistant chief executive of the council despite being unqualified for the position and the secular, white chief executive was forced out. Various efforts were made to ‘Islamicize’ the borough. Extremist literature was stocked in Tower Hamlets’ public libraries.”
And this election has made matters even worse. The Islamic machine went into overdrive and fraudulently gamed the system.
FP: How did they do that?
Geller: Jamie, Tower Hamlets changed from a conventional leader system to a mayoralty this year, after a successful campaign spearheading this change was waged by an Islamic supremacist organization known as the Islamic Forum of Europe. According to the local laws, just five percent of the electorate can petition a local council to change the system. So early in 2010, Abjol Miah, a Muslim affiliated with the IFE, started gathering signatures for such a petition – and in Tower Hamlets, which is only one-third Muslim, 99.3% of those who signed Miah’s petition were Muslim.
And a large number of those were fraudulent. Authorities discovered that almost half of the signatures were invalid. Miah turned in whole pages filled with names and addresses that were all written in identical handwriting – on a petition that was supposed to have been signed by thousands of different individuals. Even more unbelievable, as many as 5,000 of the names were of people whose names were not in the electoral registration records at all.
But the dhimmi court allowed it just the same.
FP: Unbelievable. Why did they want to make this change?
Geller: A leader of the IFE, Abu Talha, said this to an undercover reporter about the new system: “The mayor is going to have a lot more control. That’s why we need to get someone, one of our brothers, in there. Which we will do.”
And they did….