Brexit Britain will welcome more Muslims says prominent UK boss

Brexit Britain will welcome more Muslims says prominent UK boss February 20, 2020

MANY who voted for Brexit believed that if the UK split from the EU the influx of immigrants, Muslims in particular, would be severely curtailed. In 2018, almost a third of Brexit voters swallowed right-wing propaganda that Muslim immigration was part of a plot to Islamicise Britain.

But now that Brexit is done and dusted (well, sort of) there is jubilation among Muslims who supported leaving the EU.

Aftab Chughtai, who serves as the Chairman of Muslims for Britain is quoted in this GeoTV report as saying that the “EU imposed unnecessary restrictions on the UK especially when it came to immigration.”

Speaking at a “lavish reception” in London to celebrate Brexit, Chughtai said  believed that the Pakistani diaspora was facing difficulties in inviting their family members to the UK because of the pressure from the EU but after Brexit, the situation would change.

A section of the front page of The Asian (June 2016). Aftab Chughtai is on the right.

Chughtai added that Brexit is about free economic trade and ownership and this concept is linked with Islamic economic philosophy of free trade and commerce. He said Islam supported the values of free market, and Brexit was about the future of this great country which is linked with the future of tens of millions of people including millions of Muslims.

In 2017 he said:

If you explore fundamental conservative values such as family, low taxes, free market economies, many of these are concepts which were promoted when Islam first came about. In fact the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself was a prominent businessman as was his wife. We look forward to finding common thinking conservative parties across the world and welcoming them to the Global Conservative Family.

This is the same Chughtai who, in 2017, was named and shamed in a government list of employers who failed to pay its workers the minimum wage.

The GeoTV report said that almost 800,000 Muslims voted to leave the EU, but immediately after the referendum Muslim View reported that 70 pecent of Muslims voted to remain. Yahya Birt, who was undertaking a doctorate in religious studies at the University of Leeds, wrote:

The reason why Muslims voted overwhelmingly for Remain is obvious. The Leave campaign won not only by pledging to reduce migration and take back full border controls from the EU but it did so in a way that played into race politics. Examples from the campaign include the argument over Turkey joining the EU, the infamous UKIP ‘breaking point’ poster showing Syrian refugees on the Croatia-Slovenia border and the claim that Muslim paedophiles would flood into Britain – and so it continued for months on end.

Every far-right group in Britain and the rest of Europe has welcomed the Brexit result and social media is now awash with accounts of emboldened bigots telling Poles, Muslim school kids or mosque-goers to get out of Britain … The Brexit victory has empowered the bigots in our society, not placated them. And to their credit, most British Muslims in straitened circumstances did not buy into the canard sold to their fellow have-nots that leaving the EU would solve all their problems.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

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  • barriejohn

    I notice that one of the honoured guests at this shindig was…Jacob Rees-Mogg. Moggy is a Roman Catholic. What does Catholicism say about Isl_m – and that noted businessman Moohammed? Still, as the quotes make clear, “conservatives” are always happy (as in Nazi Germany) to stand together against “liberal” views!

  • Tawreos

    You can’t be having problems over there, can you? I heard from all of the Brexiters that after you folks got out of the EU that it be all puppies, kittens and rainbows over there, because it would solve all of your woes.

  • Norman Parron

    isLame is a abrahamic religion, meaning a bunch of bigoted, racist, intolerant aholes! Keep alert or you will have them pressing their BS onto those around them, just as so many hasidic jews do as well. The xtians are already mostly incharge.

  • Raging Bee

    We look forward to finding common thinking conservative parties across the world and welcoming them to the Global Conservative Family.

    Like I’ve been predicting, a global alliance against globalism. Authoritarians united to keep the rest of us divided and powerless.

  • Raging Bee

    The Roman Catholic Church are starting to mend that big old schism they had with the Eastern Orthodox churches. And the latter churches are allied with Muslims to round up LGBTQ people and other “ungodly” types and herd them into prison camps. So the RCC are part of that “Global Conservative Family” too. (Notice how Pope Frankie hasn’t issued any ringing condemnation of such prison camps in Chechnya and other places?)

  • epeeist

    I heard from all of the Brexiters that after you folks got out of the EU that it be all puppies, kittens and rainbows

    And unicorns, everyone will be getting a free unicorn once Johnson takes us to the sunlit uplands.

  • persephone

    M u ha med was a hot dude who became his older’s boss’ trophy husband, and she then financed his writing. She dies. He inherits.

  • barriejohn
  • Just not Polish unicorns.

  • Broga

    It’s great over here. All our problems will be solved. No worries at all. A bit like Trump’s USA.

    I have a dog already and a cat but no puppies. Not too many rainbows and a bit of a problem as vast swathes of the country are flooded. Boris, the PM, is bored and has not found time to visit any of the flooded areas. He has found time to be on vastly expensive holidays provided by friendly billionaires.

    However, he has promised to provide such an idyllic future that he will be forgiven when we get to his promised land on 31st, December.

  • Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

  • Stephen Mynett

    The saying “My enemy’s enemy is my friend,” is often totally wrong and seen as such to people who think, use logic and reason but to the religionists it is absolutely true, after all anyone who hates an atheist can’t be all bad. The trouble is when they have killed all the atheists, gays, thinkers, scientists etc they will need another group to blame and then we can have The Crusades, 21st Century version.

  • Freodin

    It’s a real conundrum for the bigots.
    A lot of muslim are extremely conservative, patriarchical, authoritarian, reactionary and anti-liberal.
    They would fit in wonderfully with most of the white conservative agenda.

    But then… they are a bunch of furrin blasphemous heathen muslim…

  • Raging Bee

    Brexit —–> Narnia!

  • John Thunderer

    Some people from Commonwealth countries told me during the Brexit referendum campaign that they would vote for Brexit because they believed that the UK leaving the EU would mean that the way would then be open for more people from Commonwealth countries to migrate into the UK.
    This would mean being able to bring in many more female first cousins to marry ethnic minority males resident in this country.
    Their spouses would not be able to speak, read, write or understand English – perfect for maintaining complete control over them.
    It would also mean many more genetically deficient children being born, leading to increasing costs for hospital treatments and special needs education.
    Still, that would not be a problem for them as most of the the costs involved would be mainly borne by existing UK residents.

  • barriejohn

    Yes; what a wonderful ally Stalin turned out to be during the Second World War! (“If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.” – Churchill)