Sadiq Khan MP: David Cameron promoted Baroness Warsi ‘because of her religion’
What an intelligent bloke.
It could hardly be because of her outstanding success in fighting general elections, and neither could it be because of her impressive record in any particular sphere, because she does not have one. Her elevation was tangential to but consistent with the aims of the ‘A-list’ – a fundamentally anti-meritocratic mechanism designed specifically to increase the number of female, minority ethnic, homosexual and disabled members on the Conservative benches after the next general election.
Cranmer thinks Baroness Warsi's religion was distinctly secondary to the colour of her skin. If Mr Cameron were overly concerned about religious representation on the Conservative benches, he really ought to discriminate in favour of a few members of the Protestant wing of the Church of England. It would, of course, be easier for him if they were black, brown, gay or one-legged.
But Mr Khan accuses the Leader of the Opposition of an ‘opportunistic courtship of the Muslim vote’, and the use of the ‘Tory spin machine’ to persuade them that the Conservative Party is ‘on the side of British Muslims because it needs their votes to win key seats’.
Of course, Labour has never courted any minority ethnic or religious vote, or used anything as crude as ‘spin’ to attempt to. And God forbid that anything like a ‘religious hatred’ law should be seen as an attempt to portray Labour as ‘on the side of British Muslims’.
But then Mr Khan waffles on about the Conservative Party having no Muslim MPs, and of selecting ethnic minority parliamentary candidates only for ‘hopelessly unwinnable seats’.
Maybe he is not so intelligent after all.
Does Mr Khan know of Rehman Chishti, selected for the very winnable seat of Gillingham and Rainham?
Or Zahid Iqbal standing in Bradford West, which has a Labour majority of just 3000.
Or Helen Grant who was selected to the very safe Conservative seat of Maidstone and the Weald?
Or Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones for the new notionally Conservative seat of Chippenham?
And what about Adam Afriyie? Or Shailesh Vara?
Sadiq Khan is a pompous oaf consumed by his pseudo-prophetic sense of self-importance.
While Sayeeda Warsi has been applying her efforts to educate the Conservative Party on the complexities of Pakistani politics, confronting ‘honour’ killings and forced marriage, and immersing herself in very relevant and pressing social issues which will benefit more than her co-religionists, Mr Khan has his sights firmly on the glorification of Allah and the wellbeing of the Ummah.
His desire is to ensure that the forthcoming ‘Single Equality Act’, which will force public bodies to actively promote equality on grounds of gender, race and disability, ‘must also tackle religion and end "Islamophobia in the workplace".’ He demands specific 'training for teachers and changes to the curriculum to improve education standards for Muslim boys'.
Their failure, he asserts, is because of our ‘laissez faire approach to Britishness’ which has ‘led to Muslims feeling like second-class citizens and being denied good jobs’. Mr Khan continued: ‘Without equal opportunities, integration stands little chance’, and he spoke of ‘anecdotal reports’ which suggest ‘Muslims were being blocked from progressing up the career ladder because of their religion’.
This, he said, is ‘fuelling alienation and the rise of extremism’.
So it is all manifestly the fault of all the kuffar (white, 'Christian') British who are quite simply failing to promote sufficient numbers of Muslims to directorships, chairmanships, headships or other positions of influence, such that they are left with no choice but to bomb their way to power.
Well, it worked for Sinn Féin.