Britain’s first elected Muslim mayor is ‘a liar and perjurer’

Britain’s first elected Muslim mayor is ‘a liar and perjurer’ who used corruption, intimidation and fraud to win a second term, a court heard today.

Lutfur Rahman, who runs Tower Hamlets Council, ‘subverted democracy’ during a campaign last May characterised by bribery, ‘ghost voting’, smears and ‘foul libel’, the High Court heard.

One in three residents in the east London borough he represents are Muslim and ahead of last year’s election they were told they would not be ‘good Muslims’ unless they voted for him, it is alleged.

One young voter was found crying outside a polling station having been told he would betray his religion if he did not back Rahman, the court heard.

 

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