Tesco have opened its second Halal meal counter at the Birmingham Hodge Hill store.
London Muslim wrote about the first store also in Birmingham and wonder when they will begin to start rolling out Halal at London stores for the 1 million Muslims who live here.
Asda have started in London and while I accept Tesco have strong ties to Israel and as a result Muslim requirements have never traditionally been a priority I wonder if there is any other reason why they appear reluctant to introduce Halal only meat counters in London?
Neil Skinner over at the Watford Rag writes about Labour's Claire Ward and the Tories Richard Harrington getting rather exercised about some leaflets which simply highlight their political record. Skinner ridiculously tries to invert the true purpose of the leaflets by alleging they focus on the candidates weakness on "Islamic issues".
Skinner, don't be silly, as I say all the leaflets do is factually highlight that Labour's Claire Ward has amongst other things voted for all Blair's War's and is an expenses Trougher while Tory Harrington was the former Chair of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), factual rather than "Islamic" issues.
The leaflets are not "shameful" but the record of Claire Ward is as well as Tory Harrington's membership of CFI which is why both are set to lose to the outstanding Lib Dem candidate Sal Brinton. Moreover, what is equally shameful is Skinner's journalism which manages to let the Tory get away without challenge that by virtue of his chairmanship of the CFI he has "moderate views on the Middle East".
Characters like Skinner infect local journalism throughout London and can be found at the Ilford Recorder, East London Advertiser and Watford Observer, ironically areas with significant Muslim populations. The ultimate dream is to do a Ted Jeory and be elevated to the Excrement but they need to be monitored to ensure they don't use the Muslim community as a stepping stone or punch bag for their own personal aspirations.
Lee Scott the Tory MP for Ilford North has sadly been on the receiving end of death threats and disgusting anti Semitic abuse.
London Muslim posted a video of the Israelite Lee Scott defending his Conservative Friend of Israel record and denouncing Palestinians as "Terrorists". Let's be clear Lee Scott is a vile right wing Israeli supporting MP who needs to be politically destroyed at the ballot box by Ilford's 18,000 Muslims particularly when the Labour Party have an outstanding candidate in Sonia Klein.
However, let me be equally clear that Muslims should understand political argument, discussion and debate should never deteriorate into racist abuse or even worse threatening a Jewish politician with his life in front of his family. Don't be bloody fools, yes I understand the anger and passion that is generated when someone so brazenly supports the war criminals in Israel who murder our fellow Muslims in Gaza but the only way to make these Israelite scum "bow their heads" to quote Scott is via the ballot box.
Madeleine Kirk the outstanding Lib Dem candidate in York Outer has always been a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause.
One of her opponents is Labour's James Alexander a person who is a case study in everything that is wrong with New Labour and the political class. Alexander is well known in West London for being a Geek who left Uni to work for the Labour Party and has never had a real job yet wants to be an MP. His only claim to fame is being beaten up and mugged in West London when working for a Labour MP.
London Muslim admires Madeline Kirk over her passionate support for justice and the rights of the Palestinians. However, occasionally her passion gets the better of her as highlighted by Israel's mates in the Jewish Chronicle who are understandably unhappy at mention of a "Jewish Lobby". I also disagree with Madeline and Jenny Tongue about allegations that Israel harvested the organs of Palestinians.
York Outer is a three way marginal, however, with Labour putting up a derisory candidate, Madeline Kirk should be yet another pro Palestinian MP in the next Parliament.
Nick Clegg has promised to fight anti Muslim prejudice in a civil liberties campaign to repeal the draconian anti Muslim laws introduced by New Labour.
London Muslim believes it goes without saying that a party which calls itself Liberal and works towards a liberal, tolerant and just society does deserve the support of the Muslim population in constituencies where there is a genuine chance of them winning despite this crass first past the post electoral system.
I spent some time on the streets of central and West London yesterday and was amazed at the number of Muslims who when questioned mentioned they would support the Lib Dems without hesitation.
London Muslim has probably been at the forefront in highlighting how Luciana Berger the pin up girl for the Labour Friends of Israel has sought to achieve political power.
This is a woman who initially sought to achieve power on the back of Muslim votes in London before she did a runner up north at the behest of her Israelite mate Jane Kennedy who helped her achieve success in a curious selection as the Labour candidate.
What London Muslim did not anticipate is what a useless and shambolic candidate Berger would prove to be. Berger has no idea who Bill Shankly is, resorts to labelling anyone who campaigns against her as racist and according to reports runs around Tesco, Benny Hill style trying to avoid any pictures being taken of her.
My main concern is her lack of transparency. Take a look at her blog, for a woman who is the Director of the Labour Friends of Israel why does she not have the honesty to explain her LFI role rather than the cowardly coded phrase that she works for a "not for profit campaigning and education organisation which works for peace in the Middle East". She comes clean under her declaration of interest though as the "Director of the Labour Friends of Israel"
Luciana you are going to suffer a crushing defeat to the Lib Dems not necessarily because of your incompetence, LFI role or that you were parachuted into Liverpool by your Blairite mates but because Liverpudlians can smell a secretive Political Rat when they see one. Perhaps one day when she boards her next El Al Flight to the colonial occupiers and War Criminals in Israel she can return to explaining why Harry's Place is also her favourite blog, something surprise surprise she again avoids mentioning during this doomed campaign.
A number of articles over the weekend have highlighted the role of Faiz Ul Rassol a butcher who seems to be the largest individual financial donor of the Labour Party.
Rasool has a prominent role within the Muslim Friends of Labour an utterly useless political lobby group within the party who managed to achieve nothing of note throughout Labour's term of office.
Chickens coming home to roost because despite the dinners Gordon Brown may have with MFL the Muslim vote is now hemorrhaging towards the Lib Dems. The problems of MFL were legendary but sadly nobody was willing to listen about how it had been hijacked by a small group of Pakistanis working in Mohammad Sarwars office rather than genuinely and transparently representing and reflecting Muslim grassroots opinion to the leadership.
London Muslim was struck with how Murdoch's Sky News managed to conduct a Leaders Debate on Foreign Policy without a question on Israel.
Craig Murray outlines the techniques Murdoch's team used to promote Cameron and stitch up both Clegg and Brown. Anyone would think Murdoch's Sun is backing the Tories.
Despite Israel's conduct over Gaza, Fake British Passports, assassinations etc, how on earth can you have a discussion on Foreign Policy where the Pope's visit to the UK gets a question but the Middle East Peace Process is ignored.
Regardless of your political persuasion or position on the Israel/Palestine debate the fact that debate was censored presumably on Murdoch's orders is indicative of the right wing political agenda Sky has. While Murdoch's Sky is cautious to not overtly adopt the Fox News approach presumably in large part due to OFCOM's broadcasting code how interesting it is to note the hypocrisy of the Neo Con establishment who cosy up to attack Al Jazeera, The Islam Channel or Press TV for its coverage but allow Sky to continue to get away with its bias.
London Muslim may be a bit on the traditional side but I'm afraid the behaviour on display from Franck Ribery is to coin a phrase frankly beyond me.
Franck Ribery who has reverted to Islam is married with two kids appears to have had a romp with a French Muslim Morrocan Call girl at £2000 a night and the iceing on the cake being she was underage.
Call me old fashioned but I'm afraid all the leading characters including the Muslim sister Zahia Deha need to seriously examine their morality and Muslim credentials. I'm no scholar but when I last checked Prostitution and Alcohol are forbidden in Islam.
The New Statesman now that it has got rid of the Israelite Martin Bright and sent him packing to where he belongs at the Jewish Chronicle is finally trying to redeem itself as a genuine left of centre progressive magazine.
Ian Smith writes an interesting article on Nick Clegg and the Lib Dem Middle East Policy which of all the the three main political parties is the most progressive and fair towards Palestine.
As a result of their progressive policies towards Palestine and with the polls pointing to a hung Parliament, London Muslim believes Muslims should support Lib Dem candidates up and down the country where they have a chance of winning like Watford and Liverpool Wavertree.
London Muslim has previously outlined the need for the Muslim community in Watford to support the excellent Lib Dem candidate Sal Brinton.
It now appears the message is getting through as Sal has a commanding lead over Labour's Neo Con Blairite Claire Ward and the Tory Richard Harrington who is the Chair of the Conservative Friends of Israel.
London Muslim was one of the first blogs to break the news that Muslim football sensation Franck Ribery was being lined up by Chelsea for a summer signing.
Ribery has just confirmed he will decide his future within the next 10 days presumably after he sorts out a Child prostitution wrap which he has managed to get himself tangled up with albeit as a witness.
Claire Ward the New Labour MP for Watford is a ghastly piece of work who has voted for every Blairite War and anti Muslim Terrorism law.
The Tory candidate Richard Harrington is even worse as a senior figure within the Conservative Friends of Israel. The previous Tory candidate for Watford is a convicted criminal.
Watford is a three way marginal with the Muslim vote a crucial 10% which is why London Muslim urges all Watford Muslims to vote for Lib Dem candidate Sal Brinton. Sal missed out by only a few hundred votes at the last election and simply needs a 2% swing to send a friend of Muslims rather than Israel to Parliament.
London Muslim thought it would only be a matter of time before the Director of the Labour Friends of Israel, Luciana Berger resorted to smearing her opponents as "racist" and by implication anti Semitic for highlighting her Israelite record.
I am genuinely saddened but as I say not surprised that Berger and her fellow Israelite Louise Ellman use the racist card because it indicates the measure of despair within their respective campaign teams as both head for crushing defeats against Lib Dem opponents. Anti Semitism is a serious crime which should not be used as a cloak by political opportunists to close down debate on Israel's crime against the Palestinians or those who support Israel's conduct.
Just for the record what constitutes racism in Berger and Ellman's opinion is hilariously any leaflet that says "Don't vote for Friends of Israel". Clearly a desperate ploy by a desperate woman who can scent the winds of change about to democratically and politically blow away Israelites like her.
Rather than pathetically claiming that she "May" contact the Police who would probably charge her with wasting valuable Police time why does she not have the courage of her previous conviction to openly and transparently defend her Directorship of the Labour Friends of Israel rather than suspiciously avoiding any mention of the word Israel in her blog.
Luciana, apart from the truth what have you got to hide?
Tesco has opened a new Halal counter in its Birmingham Hodge Hill branch.
London Muslim has often been struck how quick Tesco is with the Polish food in London but have taken an inordinate amount of time to roll out Halal food in all its London stores.
While KFC seem to be encountering a considerable amount of grief with its Halal store, Tesco so far seem to be avoiding the same flak presumably because we Muslim mugs contribute to the profits of an establishment with major Israelite connections going back to the days of Shirley Porter.
Gulam "pull the drawbridge up" Noon aka the Curry King has been recruited by desperate Labour officials as a Assistant Treasurer to save the Labour Party from financial ruin.
Presumably with the Israelite money pouring into Tory coffers, Noon has already managed to get other wealthy Muslim backers to get their cheque books out.
London Muslim dislikes any financial donations from rich businessman buying influence. Lets be honest the Israel Lobby in large part through Lord Levy bought the Labour Party under Blair. Government's should be elected by the people to serve the people not bought by rich businessman to serve the interests of rich donors because they cannot get their way via the ballot box.
Lets hope in future the state funding of political parties is back on the agenda and yes if that means funding the BNP via taxpayers money then sadly so be it as democratically electors are voting for them.
While Gordon Brown has visited a Hindu and Sikh temple, London Muslim wonders when any of the Party leaders will visit a Mosque.
Clearly there is considerable work being done trying to engage Muslims in individual constituencies which is fine however, given the rampant Islamophobia that has been allowed to fester under New Labour it is important for all political parties to show solidarity with Muslims while we are under siege from the far right.
Even George Bush after 9/11 visited a Mosque to claim his so called "war on Terror" was not a war on Muslims so London Muslim looks forward to consistency and equality here in the UK with all places of worship being visited from Mosques, Synagogues and Churches.
Andrew Dismore has explained that he is "worried" by the MPACUK campaign to defeat him in Hendon through exposing his Israelite credentials. The London Labour machine seem to agree which is why Gordon Brown was sent to Hendon yesterday to campaign.
While I would not loose sleep over any of the candidates as they all seem a variation of Zionist theme with the Lib Dem also being a leading Zionist, London Muslim salutes any Muslim political organisation that politically highlights and exposes Israelites and gets them worried.
London Muslim was one of the first blogs to warn fireman Jim that his calculated political gamble to insult Muslims by storming out of a segregated wedding before promptly calling the local papers would have serious political ramifications.
London Muslim is delighted with the latest reports that Fitzpatrick looks set to lose the East London seat of Poplar to of all people a Tory candidate and provide us Muslims with the Portillo moment of the 2010 election. As George Galloway says Tories have not represented East London since they sent kids up chimneys.
Most recently Fitzpatrick continued his witch hunt decrying the increasing number of Muslim members in his local party.
This Islamaphobic Blairite and all New Lab Zionists needs to be taught a political lesson that when you chose to insult Muslims you will pay the political consequences in constituencies where we Muslims can make the difference.
Tony B£iar has been reported as making millions of dollars out of the dictators and goons who run Kuwait. The Kuwait's not surprisingly wanted to keep the deal secret.
London Muslim has previously explained why I call Kuwait's rulers "shit artists" as distinct from "Piss artists" and can't wait until true Muslims rather than western puppets finally rule Muslims lands like Kuwait.
The Israel lobby is being mobilised in a coordinated attack against two prominent Anti Zionist Labour MP's Martin Linton and Gerald Kauffman.
London Muslim understands the sentiment behind the concerns about anti semitic comments made by the otherwise fantastic pro Palestinian supporting Linton who was responsible for the establishment of the Labour Friends of Palestine. Martin Linton is not an anti semite but what he said was wrong and sloppy and he was right to apologise something that does not happen when MP's offend Muslims with equally vile racist comments.
However, while London Muslim has vigorously campaigned for a Parliamentary Inquiry into Islamophobia I will have no truck with comments that refer to Israel's "tentacles" a historical derogatory terms about Jewish influence and money.
London Muslim is more than happy to highlight Jewish influence in our politics and sadly for that matter the lack of Muslim influence but I do it on the basis not of any anti Semitic connotation but admiration and a desire for my own community to emulate it.
Lynne Jones the Labour MP for Selly Oak has followed the lead of London Muslim and backed Salma Yaqoob to defeat Labour's Roger Godsiff in Birmingham Small Heath. In addition, Lynne who lives in the constituency has made it clear she will vote for Salma.
London Muslim believes it is vitally important for the Muslim and Non Muslim community to see Muslim political female role models arguing and debating in the ultimate political chamber the House of Commons.
While I may not always agree with for example a Sayeeda Warsi the manner in which she swatted away Nazi Nick on Question Time has led to convulsions within the BNP and plots to oust him an indication of what a Political Muslim Sister can achieve. Who knows just imagine a hung parliament with Sister Salma holding the balance of power.
London Muslim has a lot of time for Sadiq Khan which is why I was the first to campaign for his elevation to the Cabinet.
My support is not on the basis of Sadiq being a Muslim or the son of a bus driver who has made good but because he has promoted the cause of Muslims within the Labour Party as his Fabian pamphlet and membership of the Labour Friends of Palestine proves.
The reality is its not easy being a Muslim MP on the one hand you have the bearded wonders who fail to understand that occasionally in a country which is 98 % non Muslim you support a view that most Muslims don't and alternatively your political promotion is watched like a hawk by those Israelites who wish you political harm.
Sadiq makes mistakes like all politicians however, London Muslim fails to understand why David Miliband was asked by Sadiq to visit Tooting. Miliband as I have made clear on numerous occasions has always acted as an Israeli Foreign Secretary rather than simply acting as a British Foreign Secretary. Milliband never criticises Israel for Nuclear ambiguity but does not miss a trick to express concern and a desire for sanctions on Iran due to its Nuclear ambition.
What on earth possessed Sadiq to behave so irresponsibly. While he is fighting for his political life in Tooting and a Met Investigation into his expenses one would think he had the political nounce to not invite a Foreign Secretary whose nose has been up Israel's arse for far to long.
London Muslim as my regular readers will know is a passionate QPR supporter.
One of the positives for QPR in yet another depressing season where we have not yet avoided relegation has been the exhilarating form of QPR's Muslim Moroccan Maestro Adel Tarabat who I have blogged about previously.
However, the Mirror is reporting that QPR have flown in Algeria's World Cup Skipper Yazid Mansouri for talks.
London Muslim relishes the fantastic prospect of Tarabat and Mansouri spearheading the Rangers Midfield next season as we finally make a serious challenge for the Premiership.
Neil Warnock must have realised after a few weeks that West London with a significant Muslim population will warm to QPR if it signs players firstly who are good enough (Sorry Zesh) and secondly who reflect the areas's diversity.
London Muslim has made clear my view that child "marriage" in this day and age is rape and should be forbidden. As I have also made clear there is a fatwa from Saudi Scholar Sheikh Al Maine that outlaws child "marriage"
Sadly the practice still goes on with the latest example of a girl aged 13 in Yemen who died of horrific internal genital injuries following her "marriage".
I accept there is an element of hypocrisy in the way child marriage is covered because frankly sexual activity among Non Muslims in the west at a young age (particularly in the UK) goes on.
However, the distinction is some Muslim countries disgracefully turn a blind eye to this practice while the West does not officially sanction sex with a minor because it is illegal.
The bizarre soap opera saga of the on off marriage between Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza has finally been resolved after Malik eventually divorced his first wife.
The divorce was despite his pathetic denials that he ever got married in the first place. What a prat for firstly ruining a Muslim girls life with a sham marriage and divorce and then blatantly lying about the sorry episode.
Luciana Berger, the Director of the Labour Friends of Israel is set to lose the key Labour Stronghold of Liverpool Wavertree to the Lib Dem candidate Colin Eldridge according to latest Polls.
With Nick Clegg in buoyant mood as he visited Liverpool yesterday the Lib Dems and the Country got a further boost with news that Louise Ellman the Vice Chair of the Labour Freinds of Israel and mother of a drug dealer is also trailing in the polls to the Lib Dem candidate in Liverpool Riverside.
Looks like the El Al flight to Israel on May 7 will be busy as at least two key leading Israelites are set to board although I'm not sure if Israel accepts drug dealers even if they are related to an Israeli supporting MP.
Keith Ellinson the first black US Muslim Congressman has visited the Concentration Camp in Gaza to witness at first hand how the Jewish State of Israel practices mass starvation which is euphemistically termed a blockade.
Ellison has been tweeting about the horror stories he uncovered in Gaza but sadly avoided talking to the democratically elected government of Gaza ie Hamas.
London Muslim should point out that I also hold Egypt responsible for the atrocity being perpetrated on the innocent Palestinians of Gaza. Little publicity is given to Egypt's Gas trade with Israel while maintaining the starvation at the Rafah crossing.
London Muslim previously highlighted Sajid Javid a rich banker with a lovely family who is set make history by being the first Tory Muslim MP.
London Muslim dislikes Tories and bankers in equal measure but I wish Saj all the best in his campaign to be the Tory MP for Bromsgrove not least because we need Muslims in every political party and because her reminds me of Yul Brynner.
Salma Yaqoob launched her campaign in Birmingham to virtual silence from the mainstream media and press but had a massive and unprecedented response from local Muslims with over 1000 attending her campaign rally.
London Muslim has it made it clear this election is about candidates and Salma needs no introduction with her remarkable, clear, and eloquent opposition to B£liar's Wars. Salma's opponent is Roger Godsiff one of a number of Labour's anonymous politicians who sit on a huge Muslim vote then vote for every anti Muslim terror legislation introduced by this Government.
London Muslim urges Brummies to Vote Salma and by getting rid of Godsiff sending to Parliament the first Muslim female MP to wear a hijab.
London Muslim used to be an active member of the Labour Party but like many others was hoodwinked and disillusioned by B£iar and his many New Labour Zionist acolytes.
Now that I have grown out of my political nappies my judgement will be about which candidate rather than which political party will best represent my interests and the interests of my fellow Muslim Brothers domestically and internationally as well as the wider interests of Society and the community I live in.
Despite a fondness for a party that has increased investment in the public services like Health and Education if I were living in Liverpool Wavertree or Illford North under no circumstances would I ever contemplate voting for Luciana Berger or Mike Gapes two leading members of the Labour Friends of Israel.
With this in mind I will be focusing most of my efforts on outstanding Labour Candidates in London like Karen Buck, Martin Linton and Andy Slaughter who are under threat according to a recent poll for the Evening Standard.
London Muslim urges Muslims not only to vote and to follow closely the information provided by YouElect but also to actively campaign on behalf of any candidate that is sympathetic to Muslims and the cause of Palestinian justice.
Innah lillah Wa Inna ilayhi Rajiun, (Surely we belong to Allah and to him shall we return)
Sadly her ex boyfriend Yaha Gul a "strict" Muslim was so hypocritically observant that he grew a beard while having a girlfriend has been arrested along with his Dad on suspicion of Aliza's brutal Murder.
London Muslim's words were rather prophetic when I hinted that the celebrity wedding of Indian Muslim tennis player and Pakistani former cricket captain may not escape the wider political tensions that exist between India and Pakistan.
Within 48 hours a previous "wife" pops up to claim she was already married to Malik along with a host of allegations that he bizarrely even made her pregnant.
London Muslim is astonished that two Muslim celebrities can allow such extraordinary allegations to be levelled without appearing to have a suitable response. Sania was also previously engaged before pulling out claiming Sohaib Mirza was "incompatible" during her engagement.
The Indian Police have now taken Malik's passport and begun an investigation to get to the bottom of this sordid Muslim equivalent of the Tiger Woods affair. Lets hope for all concerned the investigation is swift however, with Muslims being massacred in Hyderabad I cant help help thinking this is a huge diversion from the real problems facing Muslims in both India and Pakistan.
London Muslim was outraged when I saw the front cover of the Independent this morning on the Tube.
Initially I thought the idea of our dim wits in the Keystone cops handing over the entire data from the personal files of British Muslims studying at UCL had to be an April Fool. Sadly this is no April fool.
The overriding lesson I think Muslims need to accept is we are under the microscope like probably no other community although Catholics in London during the IRA bombing campaign may beg to differ.
Whatever your social class from a neuroscience student to an unemployed youth on a council estate if you are a Muslim and innocent you may end up on a terrorist watch list for the Spooks to subsequently have fun with rendition and water boarding.
British Muslims please wake up and fight for our political salvation because ultimately nobody else will unless your name is Gareth Pierce the human rights lawyer.
My message to the boys in blue and spooks who I know read this blog is you cannot continue to treat us like fifth columnists without expecting a reaction. London Muslim can sense the unrest in our community as our backs are continually being pressed to the wall.
Lets be perfectly clear what is going on. Judges handed down some of the most extreme sentences during the Gaza demonstrations to young Muslims and anyone on that march like I was know what the Police did in the Strand Underpass. The Met, now that Tariq Ghaffaur is out of the way are laying a trap hoping we take the bait presumably during a hot summer in order for them to rush an emergency budget request for extra funding to have new toys before 2012.
Muslims open your eyes and like a black man did in the USA, lets work on a Muslim man or woman taking political control in the UK then holding these out of control charlatans to account. Inshallah our time will also come.
London Muslim is rather disappointed with you lot for some of the rather personal comments made about Maryam Khan the Labour candidate for Bury North.
Maryam is exactly what the Muslim community needs in terms of successful role models, a young Muslim female hopefully making a success in her chosen career path of politics. Maryam outlines her political vision here.
Regardless of your political viewpoint lets accept and congratulate Maryam for pursuing her political ambition and inshallah helping Muslims along with Non Muslims in her community.
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