Even a cursory review of the background of this oleaginous and arrogant politician, throws up serious questions about him. This information should have prevented him from even standing as a Labour candidate, never mind for the Shadow Cabinet! It speaks volumes about Labour’s candidate selection procedures! They after all did allow ‘honest’ Eric Illsley to fight his seat of Barnsley Central only for him to be exposed as a serious expenses cheat within days of the election!
R’Ed Miliband is going to have serious problems with Sadiq Khan, as his own judgement is now being called in to question because of his closeness to Khan. Sadiq Khan after all was R’Ed’s Leadership Campaign Manager.
Previously a whip, under the tutelage of the much disliked but effective, then Chief whip, Nick Brown, he was a good pupil by all accounts. Presumably, he knows where the ‘bodies are buried’ ! This may go some way to explain his rise, almost from nowhere! Some of his own ‘unburied bodies’ are presented below.
Khan is a three time expenses cheat, most recent case concluded just this week, with a requirement for refund of monies previously paid out against a fraudulent, re-submitted, previously rejected claim! The sum involved £2,551 and he has agreed to return it. Why is unemployment not the consequence for these calumnies?
It has been reported that five family members plus a number of clients belonged to fundamentalist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation. (See wikipedia entry) Banned by governments throughout the middle east because of, it’s links to terrorism, it’s view of muslim world domination and the establishment of the caliphate. This group is not exactly mainstream in muslim circles and have been the subject of much criticism, even by former members such as Ed Hussain or Maajid Nawaz of Quilliam.
He tried to defend 9/11 plotter, Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaoui asked lawyer Sadiq Khan to represent him after being accused of being the ’20th hijacker’ but the Americans wouldn’t agree, leaving us to suppose they know something we don’t? See this in the Sun.
Stop Press 11 October 2010. Fresh questions about links to terrorism:
Guido Fawkes raises very serious questions that go to the heart of his basic honesty when confronted with the issue of his truthfulness about the extent of his relationship with Babar Ahmad. Babar Ahmad is wanted by the United States for a series of very serious charges. It would appear that he has lied to parliament or the Prime Minister or even both. Not exactly the actions of someone suitable for high office, even of the shadow variety!
Stop Press 12th October: Guido again raises more serious questions with this latest Posting, Khan We Have A Straight Answer Please?
Report into the bugging of Sadiq Khan on his visits to see Babar Ahmad in Woodhill Prison.
Web page removed by Khan, once questions about the extent of his relationship with wanted terrorist, Babar Ahmad were being asked.
Daily Mail story on bugging.
Decidedly dodgy clients:
He defended Ali Dizaei the bent copper, successfully on this occasion, getting him off before he was eventually banged to rights and amusingly served part of his prison term in Wandsworth nick, in Sadiq Khan’s own constituency of Tooting.
Interestingly in 2002, he defended Maajid Nawaz, then a Hizb ut-Tahrir activist imprisoned in Egypt, was unsuccessful at keeping him out of jail and during his incarceration Maajid realised that he was barking up the wrong tree and later went on to form Quilliam with Ed Hussain.
I know that we expect our politicians to be hypocritical, but voting in parliament at 19:00 to close Post Offices then at 20:00 in a public meeting in Tooting High Street in his constituency, said he was opposed and was cheered to the rafters, really takes the biscuit! See this report in the Wandsworth Guardian.
This little lot and the fact that there are doubts about his security status*, should qualify him admirably for his role as Shadow Justice Secretary.
Are we about to see one of the shortest tenures in the Shadow Cabinet in history? We shall see!
Back in my day it was, ‘Reds under the beds’, we needed to be fearful of.
It now seems that ‘muslim extremists under the beds’ has become the order of the day in the modern Labour Party.
*It has been reported in the press that Sadiq Khan has been investigated by among others, MI5, MI6 and by the CIA after Zacarias Moussaoui asked him to defend him. Jack Straw was involved at the time, perhaps he should tell us what he knows about this seemingly dodgy politician?
This post now seems to be of contemporary interest since he has been chosen as Labour’s London Mayoral Candidate.