Muslim backlash over war ruffles Blair’s Labour Party in election

Britain’s Muslim vote and the backlash against the war in Iraq threaten to topple some Labour Party lawmakers, including the foreign secretary, in the May 5 national election. Inayat Bunglawala, the MCB’s media secretary, said the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, coupled with the controversy swirling around the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, have angered and energized Britain’s 1.8 million Muslims.

Muslim News, 14 April 2005

See also “Livingstone urges British Muslims to vote Labour”, Islam Online, 14 April 2005

And “First hijab-wearing Muslim MP contesting election in Briton”, Kashnar News, 4 April 2004