Apparently Mo who mysteriously made a fortune while an MP doesn't meet the standards of probity required to join an outfit where Lord Jeffrey Archer and the tax exile Lord Ashcroft are members.
While I'm no fan of unelected chambers and think in reality its simply God's waiting room for washed up politicians I do hope in the interim before we get rid of the chamber more Muslims should be there initiating legislation and playing a role in deciding the laws of the country.
Moreover until the situation with Mo is sorted out unfortunately we Muslims will have no organised Muslim movement within the Labour Party. Mo set up Muslim Friends of Labour which was in reality a Pakistani front organisation that simply followed the politics of Pakistan and did nothing for the wider Muslim ummah. Anas Sarwar MP, Mo's son has made clear he does not intend to get involved with MFL because its his dad's outfit so some certainly on Sarwar Senior's status is required before progress can be made on MFL.
London Muslim with a left of center political agenda but dont let that put you off.
I write about issues the mainstream Murdoch agenda ignores and more than happy to also take on the tiny minority of vociferous fruitcakes in my own community.
In addition I'm a long suffering supporter of QPR. So, a Muslim with a sense of humour