The problem is that ever since Lutfur, a man closely linked to Islamic extremism, took charge of the borough, he has parted company with a worrying number of non-Muslim senior officials.
Instead of properly-qualified officers, as we’ve reported, the council hired a man closely connected to Lutfur’s Islamist backers, the Islamic Forum of Europe,
as assistant chief executive (though was forced to dispense with his
services after I exposed his Islamist links.) Mayor Rahman has also
imported a large further number of rather questionable cronies on sometimes extraordinary sums of money
– several of them associated with that other well-known model of
probity, Ken Livingstone. Several of these characters have been busy
passing out large sums of council money to Lutfur’s Islamist allies.