- Muslim Vote is plotting to unseat no less than 55 Labour and Tory MPs
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are being urged to vote out MPs who didn’t name for a Gaza ceasefire in a marketing campaign launched by the previous chief of a banned terror group, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The marketing campaign is led by pro-Palestinian activist Muhammad Jalal, who types himself as a ‘author, political scientist and educator’. His actual title is Jalaluddin Patel and he was the UK chief of the now-banned Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir between 2000 and 2007.
In 2019, evaluation by the Muslim Council of Britain revealed that 31 marginal seats might be determined by Muslim votes, which might be sufficient to swing a detailed election.
Muhammad Jalal (pictured), whose actual title is Jalaluddin Patel, was the UK chief of the now-banned Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir between 2000 and 2007
A plume of smoke rises within the sky of Gaza Metropolis throughout an Israeli airstrike on October 9, 2023
The Muslim Vote marketing campaign was arrange by Mr Patel, 46, who tweeted: ‘Within the 2024 Election, we’ll concentrate on these MPs in 55 Muslim-populated constituencies that voted towards the Gaza ceasefire. We have now to indicate that the Muslim vote ought to by no means be ignored once more.’
The group plans to organise social media campaigns in goal areas to ‘reward’ pro-Palestine MPs and ‘punish’ those that did not vote for a ceasefire. Salman Butt, who’s a part of Muslim Vote, mentioned in a YouTube video: ‘This Election is about punishing those that did not vote and even name for a ceasefire, and rewarding those that did and took a principled stance.’
However final evening Mr Patel claimed he solely helped the group with knowledge assortment and denied being its chief. He additionally mentioned he was now not a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT).
The Gaza battle has created the largest disaster in Sir Keir’s management. He was extensively condemned by Muslim leaders after a radio interview during which he appeared to say Israel had the suitable to withhold water and energy in Gaza.
Tensions boiled over when 56 Labour MPs defied Sir Keir and voted for a ceasefire in Parliament. The vote additionally led to the resignation of eight of his frontbenchers. Some Conservatives welcome the division inside the Labour Get together, seeing it as an opportunity to separate the opposition vote. And former Labour MP George Galloway is hoping to draw disaffected Muslim voters by standing within the Rochdale by-election later this month.
Final evening Mr Patel mentioned: ‘I’m neither affiliated with the Muslim Vote marketing campaign nor an organiser.’
However he added: ‘I actually worth their efforts to carry advocates of genocide to account, and encourage Muslims to constructively interact politically.’