In Melanie Phillips' opinion.
Galloway won because young Bradford Muslims turned out for him in droves. They did not vote for him because he was promising them better public services. They did not vote for him, indeed, on account of any British domestic issues. They did so because he tailored his message to appeal to their religious passions and prejudices about conflicts abroad. http://www.theway.co.uk/news-8782-gallo ... al-muslims
It also appears we have Livingstone playing the same game, now no doubt bolstered by Galloway's success
In a speech last month at the radical Finsbury Park mosque in London, Livingstone more than amply confirmed such fears. For he pledged to 'educate the mass of Londoners' in Islam, saying this would help to cement London as a 'beacon' for the faith.
Since when was making London a 'beacon' for a foreign religion a legitimate goal for any British politician, let alone a priority for a British city mayor? This was simply no less than the Muslim Brotherhood's own seditious goal. And this is a man who as Mayor of London would have control of the Metropolitan Police?
Turning London into a "beacon for Islam"?.......nice.Cannot see UKIP getting a look in there either.