The Muslim Vote

The United Kingdom Census of 2011 suggested there were 2.7 million Muslims in the United Kingdom, accounting for 4.8% of the population. This number is enough to have a huge impact on the United Kingdom’s political policies, especially with 2.7 million votes for the parties to fight over.

So why is the British system so Islamophobic, not just domestically, but in the idea that they have the right to bomb ‘lesser people’ in Muslim countries?

It would not be too far-fetched to say that it appears that the ‘Triad’ (A term used to define Western Europe, North America, Australasia and Japan) is waging war on Islam, just as it has waged war on Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

Why when there is such starvation in countries like Niger, there are massacres of Muslims taking place in Palestine, Burma and Central African Republic amongst others and there are wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Somali Republic and so many more, due to the Western involvement.

Surely they should want to cater for Muslim interests in order to get these votes, votes that could ultimately decide elections. The fact is that 7/10 Muslims do note vote, bringing the Muslim vote down to an estimated 810,000, under 1.5% of the British population.

Also the Labour Party feel that those Muslims who do vote will always choose them as the lesser of three evils and so they can get away with not having to cater for Muslims. The problem is that the Labour Party, under the leadership of war criminal Tony Blair, took Britain into wars with Afghanistan and Iraq.

Plus Tony Blair is a close friend of ‘Israel’, even attending the funeral of and praising Ariel Sharon. Sharon was responsible for the massacres at Sabra and Shatila where thousands of Muslims were killed, as well as being given the title ‘War Criminal’ for committing many crimes ethnically cleansing Palestinians from Palestine.

How can any Muslim vote for Labour? When the Conservatives supported the wars and the Liberals pretended not to and then changed sides, as they always do, how can any of the main three parties ever get one vote from a Muslim? When the new party on the rise is the bigoted to everyone, but particularly Muslims, UKIP, what alternatives are there?

There are alternatives and however unlikely it is that they can win, it is our responsibility to vote for them. When you look at the 1.7 billion Muslims, who mainly live in the most oppressed and war-torn countries due to the Triads involvement, it is our responsibility to use our rights within the Triad to stand up for our brothers and sisters. Whether this is through voting or peaceful protests, we have a chance to do what those back home can’t.

The Saudi backed scholars may tell you that voting is haram and judging that Saudi Arabia is an oppressive monarchy, with its own special friendship with Israel, this makes a lot of sense. Many people think Saudi Arabia is the ultimate guide of Sharia law, which is complete rubbish. Saudi Arabia oppresses women more than any other country, whilst when the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) came he was the only leader to give women equal rights to men in the known world. Whilst in Christian Europe women where still treated like property, in the Muslim world they were treated like Queens. Like Ja’far ibn Abi Talibsaid to Amr ibn al-As in Abyssinia, when Amr claimed that women were objects and named all the reasons why women were less than men and were but products:

“Amr, you must respect in all women the womb that bore you?”

Saudi Arabia, like almost all Muslim countries today, does not have a welfare state, whilst most of the western world does. The welfare state was invented, over a thousand years before the West would create one, by Umar ibn-Khattab, the Bayt ul-Mal. The Bayt ul-Mal included Child Benefit, healthcare and incapacity benefit.

You see Islamic law was never this right wing ideology that we are being fed by the corrupt Kings and Queens of the Gulf countries, it was about standing up for the rights of people and looking after the most vulnerable within our society.

When the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) died, he left behind a united Arabia for the first time. In order to choose a Caliph the companions of the prophet would vote. This is how Abu Bakr Siddique was chosen as Caliph, a fact undisputed by 85% of Muslims in the world.

The best example I can find for our responsibilities to our Ummah in the West, is given by Sheykh Zahir Mahmoud, who compares the World to Ancient Egypt at the time of Ramesses and Musa (peace be upon him). The West has put the Muslim World into a state of slavery within the Capitalist system just as Ramesses made the Muslims of the day slaves in Egypt and therefore by living in the West we are living in the equivalent of the house of Firaun and therefore we must follow the example of Musa (peace be upon him) and help free our people. This is our responsibility from the privileged positions we are in here in Britain, instead of just getting fat of the proceeds of this countries neo-colonialism on our Ummah and the third world.

Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allâh with their wealth and their lives. Allâh has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allâh has promised good (Paradise), but Allâh has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward;” (Holy Qur’an Surah 4:95)

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