Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Labour chief whip in Waltham Forest Cllr Azfal Akram guilty of trying to fix mosque bid - but cleared of other claims

Cllr Akram did try and fix one planning application by pressuring a colleague with a text message, a panel has ruled. A panel has ruled that the chief whip of the Labour Party in Waltham Forest did try to fix a planning application vote by pressuring a colleague with a text message - but has cleared him of all other allegations of wrongdoing.

Cllr Azfal Akram was accused of several attempts to sway the outcome of decisions made by the council's planning committee, which is supposed to make decisions independently of party loyalties.

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  1. The demand for state funded Muslim schools and Mosques is in accordance with the law of the land. Bilingual Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental period.They need to learn and be well versed in standard English to serve humanity and at the same time they need to learn Arabic, Urdu and other community languages to keep in touch with their cultural heritage and enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school. Every Muslim school has a Mosque to offer prayers five times a day.

    Migrants are people like the rest of us. Human beings have always moved around the globe from the beginning of time. It' s part of our nature. There needs to be a sensible debate on the scale of inward economic migration. Unfortunately, the tabloids and the coalition would rather engage in hyperbole and scapegoating. Many White people under the sway of Tory tabloids don't even bother trying to distinguish between ethnic minority citizens and recently arrived economic migrants, regarding all and sundry as 'immigrants'. When times are tough, people do look for scapegoats and it's up to the government and the media not to indulge this (unfortunately) primordial tendency. A fact that is usually not mentioned by politicians or the tabloids is that it's mainly British employers (of all colours and creeds) who take on economic migrants, often in preference to British citizens. Their excuse is that citizens are likely to be lazy whereas migrants are likely to be hardworking. I suspect what these employers really mean is that citizens will not be easily exploited, humiliated and underpaid, unlike desperate economic migrants.

    There are hundreds of state and church schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion,all such schools may be opted out as Muslim Academy.