Breaking News coming in, of an astonishing outbreak of intemperance from labour!
Imagine the scene today, outside College Road Mosque, Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Jahangir Akhtar in the company of Lord Nazir Ahmed, Maria Eagle MP and their candidate, the hapless Sarah Champion.
Respect members were leafleting along with supporters of other parties.
Jahangir Akhtar then aggressively approached the little group of Respect supporters, demanding to know why they were there stating:
“it’s disgusting, no good Muslim would disturb here.”
Despite the fact that, everyone was legally and legitimately there, being explained to him by one of those present, Akhtar launched into the following tirade of invective:
“who the fuck are you?
I was talking to him!
You shut the fuck up!
I know of your dirty tricks,
in Bradford elections”
A Respect member, queried his behaviour, asking if it was appropriate for the Deputy Leader of the Council to behave in such manner, especially outside a place of worship to which he replied “I’m not here representing the council!”
At this point, he was ushered away by his colleagues, including Lord Ahmed.
Those who were treated so abominably by Labour’s Deputy Leader? Ridley’s Election Agent accompanied by Respect’s solicitor. Not the smartest move, I would have thought?
Update: During yesterday afternoon and evening, after realising his disastrous error Akhtar tried to mount a fightback. He started suggesting that it was the religious insult, that had provoked him, pity he couldn’t find more than two of his relatives to participate. No support then?
This tweet is typical:
For the recored (sic) their were over 300 people who witnessed the disgusting behaviour of the Respect candidate outside the Mosque #jumaprayers
After investigation, I can report that there is no truth in Akhtar’s statements. Akhtar’s ‘witnesses’ were all inside the Mosque, including Akhtar and in fact actually witnessed nothing!
Anyway his own insulting behaviour, was far more disrespectful. Nothing could justify this public outburst of filth!
Bringing the Labour Party into disrepute appears to have become the norm in Rotherham and especially so in Akhtar’s case!