According to the journalist Andrew Gilligan, he of dodgy dossier and Hutton enquiry fame, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, home of that medieval fortress and palace - the Tower of London, and the nation's Crown Jewels - has fallen to the enemy.
The enemy in this case being the Islamic Forum Europe (IFE).
Apparently the IFE has infiltrated the local Labour Party, doubled its membership in the last year, and placed its own people in all the top jobs. This gives the IFE control over the borough's £1bn per year budget. The IFE also appears to control the East London Mosque - the UK's most significant place of Islamic worship.
The IFE seems to be a offshoot of Jamaat-e-Islami, an organisation started in Lahore (now in Pakistan) in the 1940s. Its purpose is to spread a fundamentalist form of Islam which opposes women's equality and such sinful pleasures as TV, music and dancing.
Although the IFE have infiltrated the Labour Party in Tower Hamlets it seems they have no qualms about which mainstream parties they join and may well be in the process of infiltrating the Conservatives and the Lib Dems in areas where those parties are in the ascendant.
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