The Fight for the Muslim Vote: The British Election

In the 2010 general election, a lower percentage of British Muslims voted than any other religious group. Despite being the fastest growing religion in the UK and boasting more young adherents than any other religion, it appears young Muslims are becoming more and more dissatisfied with the government.

VICE News speaks with Islamists who are rejecting voting and British society, those trying to get Muslims to vote, and those trying to win those votes. We meet with young Muslims to hear their opinions on the election and explore what influences them at a time when they are facing numerous challenges.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Do check out the comments on YouTube. 🙂

    Also, as I type this there are 509 ‘likes’ and 1,021 ‘dislikes’ for the video.

    This video, for me at least, borders on infuriating.
    Perhaps the Muslims find it flattering?

    ps – Speaking of Vice videos, ViceTV is now on CityTV Wednesday nights at midnight. I never remember to tune in. I did remember to tune in this week! Albeit 29 minutes into a 60 minute show. We’re in North Korea!

  • pdxnag

    Target rich environment to recruit happy head choppers for Allah. Devoid of the tools necessary to recognize it as evil.

    Democracy is the evil that is being crammed down their throats. The only reason to vote is to make Sharia law the only law sooner rather than later.

    Muslims should not even have the right to vote in any free western nation. What a civilizational mess, caused by Muslim immigration.

  • Brett_McS

    Reverse psychology?

  • Barrington Minge

    If these people don’t want to be part of our democracy, then they have an option..the exit is over there and good riddence!!

  • Sharkibark

    Isn`t it generally a GOOD thing that these lunatics aren`t voting?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Muslim boroughs will have pretty much near perfect ballot stuffing. George Galloway openly encourages his constituents to keep their women at home and vote for them. I doubt there’s even the semblance of normal security and controls of ballots in most Muslim boroughs. The challenge for the media will be to make sure they don’t accidentally tally up far left victories in excess of 147% of the total eligible voter population there.

    • AlanUK

      GOOD NEWS. “Gorgeous” George Galloway (Respect Party) has been voted out! Defeated by a Muslim woman (Naz Shah, Labour) who presumably wasn’t allowed to read his advice!! Quotes from The Independent:

      “Galloway was the last to reach the stage as the results were announced. His face was taught as the numbers were read out: he won just 8,557 votes to Shah’s 19,977. After winning with a more than 10,000 margin in the by-election, this time he barely beat the Conservative candidate, who had 6,160.”

      “In a further twist, it emerged that Galloway was reported to the police on Thursday afternoon for a possible contravention of the law preventing the early publication of exit polls. Galloway reposted Twitter a message saying “early exit polls suggest 2 votes for @georgegalloway to every 1 for @nazshah”. It was not clear that such an exit poll even existed and the account it came from was taken down. Galloway later deleted the tweet.”