Bodrul Islam takes aim at Lutfur
December 28, 2010 by trialbyjeory
Bodrul Islam, the community activist who ran into the arms of Respect after Jim Fitzpatrick walked out of his wedding last year, has a wonderful way with his soap box oratory. He really holds nothing back. Last month, he used his Facebook page to voice his fury at Lutfur Rahman for not singing the praises of the organisation that Bodrul claimed propelled him into office: the Islamic Forum of Europe.
In that outburst, he also promised to spill the beans on the full extent of the IFE’s work in Lutfur’s campaign. Bodrul said he had intimate knowledge because he was there all the way. Tonight, again on Facebook, he has started to paint a fuller picture of what he says went on.
Here it is (as at 12am, Dec 28):
Here goes guys, the truth about the mayor’s camp, his supporters and the organisations. As a polling agent and co-ordinator for the elections, I had an insider status in his camp.
So, we now have Bodrul’s word that IFE effectively ran Lutfur’s campaign. Did they? If you’re reading this Bodrul, let’s see the email you’ve been promising us all and which you mention above.
What I’m also intrigued about is the suggestion that Lutfur’s camp knew one a week in advance about the the disgraceful “Abbas is a wife-beater” ad that appeared in the London Bangla which I revealed here in the latter stages of the campaign. Bodrul says that the newspaper’s journalists were an integral part of the campaign team. If so, did they work for free? Bodrul, please provide more proof: this is potentially serious stuff.