Islamic radicals 'infiltrate' the Labour
A Labour minister says his party has
been infiltrated by a fundamentalist Muslim
group that wants to create
an "Islamic social and political order" in Britain.
Fitzpatrick, the Environment Minister
The Islamic Forum of Europe
- which believes in jihad and sharia law, and wants to turn
Britain and Europe
into an Islamic state - has placed sympathisers in
elected office and claims,
correctly, to be able to achieve "mass
mobilisation" of voters.
Speaking to The Sunday
Telegraph, Jim Fitzpatrick, the Environment Minister,
said the IFE had
become, in effect, a secret party within Labour and other political parties.
"They are acting almost as an entryist organisation, placing people
within the political parties, recruiting members to those political parties,
trying to get individuals selected and elected so they can exercise political
influence and power, whether it's at local government level or national level,"
"They are completely at odds with Labour's programme, with our
support for secularism."
Mr Fitzpatrick, the MP for Poplar and Canning
Town, said the IFE had infiltrated and "corrupted" his party in east London in
the same way that the far-Left Militant Tendency did in the 1980s. Leaked Labour
lists show a 110 per cent rise in party membership in one constituency in two