Islamic radicals 'infiltrate' the Labour Party

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Feb 28, 2010, 4:00:36 AM2/28/10
Islamic radicals 'infiltrate' the Labour Party 

 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. 

Jim Fitzpatrick, the Environment Minister
The Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE)
 - 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," he said.

"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 years.
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