Disgusting Islamophobia: Woolas Smears MPACUK with Fake 'Death Threat' Leaflet
Immigration Minister Phil Woolas has decided to play very dirty in a last ditch attempt to hold onto his seat in the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency.
He has attempted to smear MPACUK by accusing them of being responsible for supposed death threats against him. This is a complete fabrication and he is using this to gain sympathy amongst his electorate.
What is even more dirty is that he has produced an eight-page, newspaper-style leaflet which only aims to breed fear within his constituency [This can be viewed here: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Pages 4+5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8]. The leaflet includes outrageous claims against Elwyn Watkins the PPC for the Lib Dems and accuses MPACUK as being an extremist organisation. This material is very cunningly put together, using images of Al-Muhajirun, an organisation MPACUK has regularly opposed, when talking about MPACUK's campaign in the constituency.
Now here's the shocking thing : he has produced 45,000 of these leaflets and is distributing them only to the predominantly white areas of the constituency. Racial tensions between whites and Asians in Oldham have always been very fragile, what with the history of race riots that recently blighted the city. What Phil Woolas has done is stoked these racial tensions once again. We can even go as far as to say that this leaflet that he has produced and distributed could be considered as an incitement to racial hatred.
Phil Woolas has stooped so low, but we ask ourselves : did we expect anything less from such a sly and conniving man?
This two-faced politician has prided himself on his immigration policy, pushing for ID cards and tighter border controls on one hand, yet on the other, over his eight-year reign, it has been claimed by some of the Muslims we met who supported him, that he has been responsible for securing over 4,000 Visa applications in his constituency. This fact is corroborated by his supporters from the ethnic minorities and they cite this as the reason why they will put a cross against his name on election day.
Further evidence of the dirty game at play was demonstrated when a member of our team was threatened by a Labour supporter to: "switch that off before I ram it down your throat" directed at our cameraman during a peaceful leafleting session outside a Mosque on Friday 30th April 2010. Video footage of this incident has been kept as evidence in case it is required by the police. Furthermore on Saturday 1st May 2010, MPACUK's peaceful campaigners had to endure a tirade of verbal abuse, sexist remarks and even threats of violence. At one point, one Muslim supporter shockingly threatened two Muslim sisters by stating, "Get out of here before I burn you". An incident that has been reported to the police.
MPACUK has been campaigning peacefully in Oldham for the past few weeks . We as an organisation believe that the only way for Muslims to channel their frustration at the status-quo is through becoming politically active. Lobbying against politicians that support illegal invasions which kill innocents abroad, lobbying against politicians that have an anti-Islam agenda, lobbying against politicians that support the erosion of one's civil rights in this country.
The leaflet that we produced stated publicly available facts about Phil Woolas' voting record in Parliament . The leaflet can be viewed here. One thing we must make absolutely clear is that any literature produced or distributed by MPACUK always clearly displays our official branding. If it does not then it has nothing to do with our organisation. If any one has an objection to anything other than that which is distributed by MPACUK they should contact the people distributing it and not MPACUK.
It is obvious that Woolas is afraid that his past track record will come back to bite him and this last throw of the dice is a desperate attempt to hold onto his seat.