Back in the seventies and eighties the Labour Party was under threat from a well organised group of Trotskyists who had infiltrated its' ranks and taken over the Labour Party Young Socialists, several constituency parties and even managed to get three MPs into Parliament.
The Militant Tendency as they called themselves was in fact a group known as the Revolutionary Socialist League who hid their identity by organising around a newspaper called the Militant. At one stage they actually organised a rally of 10,000 "supporters" (they didn't claim members due to the Labour Party rulebook which forbade such outfits) and became infamous over the bankruptcy of Liverpool Council for which they were responsible.
Then came Neil Kinnocks famous speech about a "Labour Council" handing out redundancy notices by taxi and the subsequent expulsion of Militant, the closing of the LPYS and other measures to remove this parasitical organisation from the Labour Party.
The Militant still exist, albeit under the name of the Socialist Party in much reduced circumstances, but continue their parasitical colonisation policies in the trade union movement and have successfully hijacked the PCS union, itself being led to destruction under their inane ideological leadership.
Such tactics it would seem are now being taken up by other groups of extremists, this time in the form of Islamists. Andrew Gilligan reports in The Telegraph (27th Feb 2014)
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.
So just who is behind this? The anti-extremist website Stand for Peace reports:
Stand for Peace concludes:
The IFE’s youth wing, the Young Muslim Organisation (YMO), encourages its members to read books by extremists such as Jamaat-e-Islami ideologue Maulana Mawdudi; and Ali al Tamimi, who advocates the decapitation of Shia Muslims.
The YMO has previously promoted hate preachers such as Khalid Yasin, an American-born Islamic preacher who claims Christians and Jews are “kuffar” [infidels] and their beliefs are “filth.” Yasin has called for the killing of homosexuals and claims that “Christian groups” have deliberately infected Africans with the AIDS virus. He further adds that the Koran gives men permission to beat women.
Most recently, the YMO helped the IFE to organise an event with Abdul Qayyum, who is listed as a signatory to the unambiguously anti-Semitic and pro-terror Istanbul Declaration, which called for attacks on British troops and Jewish communities.
According to The Telegraph there have been previous concerns raised about the activities of the IFE in Tower Hamlets.:
George Galloway, a London MP, admitted in recordings obtained by this newspaper that his surprise victory in the 2005 election owed more to the IFE “than it would be wise – for them – for me to say, adding that they played a “decisive role” in his triumph at the polls.
Given the pro-Islamist policies pursued in Tower Hamlets, including the forced closing of schools in Eid, even where the majority of pupils are not Muslims gives cause for concern about the activities of Islamists in and around the country, not just in the Labour Party either.
The Islamists appear to have a base in the Liberal Democrats which needs to be watched after their disgraceful attacks on Maajid Nawaz a Lib Dem PPC shows.
Exposing the mad Militants of the Socialist Party is relatively easy, but so many so-called progressive and liberal thinkers are always at hand to excuse these backward medievalists in the name of multiculturalism.
However the views of these Islamists towards women, gays and Jews. let alone anyone else they happen to disagree with is a threat to real inclusiveness in society.
The threat to democracy from the parasites and extremists of both the Trotskyists and Islamists must ever be guarded against.
The Militant tendencies of the Socialist Party in the unions and the Islamists in the Labour & Liberal parties are an ever present danger to democracy from within.
They must be stood up against, and that time is now.