Vote KEN on May 1st
The stakes could not be higher. Polls show Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson almost neck and neck, it's going to be a very close race. Every vote matters. Use your vote on 1 May.
5 REASONS TO VOTE KEN…
1. LONG-TIME CAMPAIGNER AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA
"The attack on Muslims threatens freedoms for all of us. Every person who values their right to follow the religion of their choice or none should stand with the Muslim communities today."
2. SUPPORTS AND CELEBRATES DIVERSITY & MULTICULTURALISM IN LONDON
"I am proud of London's reputation as the most diverse city in the world where the contribution of all communities is celebrated"
3. OPPOSED THE WAR IN IRAQ
"It is evident that the war in Iraq was not justified. It has made the situation worse. The illusions with which it was launched are collapsing."
4. STAUNCH SUPPORTER OF THE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIANS
"The hypocrisy towards the Palestinian people is breathtaking. Repeated United Nations resolutions against the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands are not implemented and horrendous crimes against innocent civilians are systematically ignored. Without justice for Palestine, there will be no lasting settlement in the Middle East."
5. CAMPAIGNER AGAINST RACISM
"All racist and anti-semitic attacks must be stamped out. However, the reality is that the great bulk of racist attacks in Europe today are on black people, Asians and Muslims - and they are the primary targets of the extreme right."
5 REASONS NOT TO VOTE BORIS
1. HAS CONDEMNED ISLAM & MUSLIMS
"To any non-Muslim reader of the Koran, Islamophobia…seems a natural reaction... Judged purely on its scripture - to say nothing of what is preached in the mosques - it is the most viciously sectarian of all religions."
"The proposed ban on incitement to "religious hatred" makes no sense unless it involves a ban on the Koran itself."
"Islam will only be truly acculturated to our way of life when you could expect a Bradford audience to roll in the aisles at Monty Python's Life of Mohammed."
2. HOLDS RACIST VIEWS
"Racism is natural"
Referred to black people as 'picaninnies' 'with watermelon smiles'
3. FANATICALLY SUPPORTED THE WAR ON IRAQ & CAMPAIGNED FOR GEORGE W BUSH
“If we know the Pentagon, there must be a very good chance that this will be an outstandingly successful and stress-free war."
4. SUPPORTS ILLEGAL COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT OF PALESTINIANS
"If I were an Israeli, I would be astounded that any member of the British Government or Opposition felt able to criticise Israel at all."
"If we were Israelis…we would dispatch an American-built ground-assault helicopter and blow the place to bits. Then we would send in bulldozers to scrape over the remains, and we would do the same to all the other houses in the area…After decades of deranged attacks the Israelis have come to the conclusion that this is the best way to deter Palestinian families from nurturing these vipers in their bosoms, and also the best way of explaining to the death-hungry narcissists that they may get the 72 black-eyed virgins of scripture, but their family gets the bulldozer."
5. MOCKS DIVERSITY & TOLERANCE
"We must begin…the re-Britannification of Britain…"
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