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It's time to shut the Conservative Muslim Forum down
by Hasan Afzal
The Conservative Muslim Forum (CMF) was founded in 2005, as part of the Conservative Party's 'modernisation' strategy, the group was formed "when the Conservative Party recognised that it needed to do more to appeal to Muslim voters". The group uses an '@conservatives.com' e-mail for all official correspondences.
The CMF could have played a progressive part in enticing Muslim voters towards the Conservative Party. That has not happened. Instead, the Conservative Muslim Forum appeases and bids for Islamists within the Conservative Party. Consider the following:
Here is Lord Sheikh, the group's Chairman, publicly praising the Al Muntada Trust. The Al Muntada Trust is a hate group that masquerades as a charity. The organisation has a long history of hosting foreign and domestic hate preachers. The following hate preachers have been invited at the behest of Al-Muntada:
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