Tuesday, 3 May 2011

UK Muslims urged to vote 'Yes 2 AV'

The UK's 2 million voting Muslims are being urged to vote 'Yes' in Thursday's AV referendum. Advice issued on 1st May and now being widely circulated by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (a registered charity 'run by a number of leading Muslim scholars, Imams and professionals from a variety of backgrounds') says
Such a decision will have an impact on the nature of future British governments and will significantly alter the political dynamic in the UK. As such, the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) felt it necessary to issue advice to Muslims in the UK regarding the potential impact of the proposed change and what is perceived to be the most suitable option, and Allah knows best.
It continues
Muslims constitute the largest minority in the UK and stand to make substantial gains given the greater value and relevance of our votes.
Hmmm. So if this works for Muslims, why not for the BNP? Another good reason to stick to FPTP, I think.  

8 comments:

Angry Exile said...

And if for Muslims and the BNP why not for UKIP? Speaking as an expat in Australia where they do use AV in a couple of states and AV like systems elsewhere and federally, it's likely to have less of a change than either most supporters hope for or most opponents fear. However I think it is a step, albeit a very small step, in the right direction, and I think UKIP will gain not seats but a much larger relevance. That said I think it's all moot as I think the No vote will win - I'm almost prepared to put money on it.

Kinderling said...

Islam is a Political Party, membership is by birth and leaving by decapitation.

Their call is to "all level-headed people, Muslims and non-Muslims, to try and grasp the basic spirit of Islam and try to convey the message as widely as possible by all available means so as to aid the harmony between communities in our country". Aiding submission to Islam.

Australia are fed this

The Equality Act 2010 has removed the concensus of the majority to be ruled by offence of the minority. AV will create more minorities than you can shake a stick at.

Gordo said...

I voted (postally) YES because I thought it might help the BNP!

If muslims are voting YES as well it might get through, after all they seem, in English inner cities, to have about a dozen postal votes each.

Money grows on trees said...

Why are Muslims being encouraged to vote "Yes"? They all live in Labour strongholds where the Labour candidate gets more votes than all the other candidates put together anyway (eg: Sheffield Brightside).

Money grows on trees said...

Sorry, meant to add - Muslims are "encouraged" to vote Labour anyway.

Anonymous said...

What with vote gerrymandering and AV - welcome to the Caliphate.

Anonymous said...

The BNP are in the NO camp - they don't want AV. That's good enough for me. Let's face it - TPTB will do nothing to give us more power. AV is designed specificlly to deny us what we want - a strong right wing, patriotic Goverment.

David

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Muslims are encouraged to vote Yes?

Thirty or forty of them to each genuine registered legal voter, I suppose?

We might be in trouble, people; at the very least we should scrutinise the returns from various large Northern English towns very carefully...