I’m a Muslim & the BNP got my VOTE!

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Published on 31st March 2016 by

A 2010 documentary by British muslim Tre Azam who explores the issue of British Asian minorities not voting at a time when nationalist parties were on the rise, he asks himself whether their rise is partly the fault of minorities due to them not participating in politics enough themselves. It was aired on the Islam Channel on Sky TV a couple of weeks after the 2010 general election, where the extreme right wing British Nationalist Party won 1.9% of the national vote share.

He examines the various options in the 2010 general election including the mainstream parties Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats, and asks why ethnic minorities don’t feel represented by them, then looks into the BNP and their anti-immigrant rhetoric and campaigning in areas like Barking and Dagenham (see: The Battle for Barking). The title of the documentary isn’t an indication of the way that Tre Azam voted of course, he was implying that an individual from an ethnic minority not voting is as good as casting a vote for the BNP as it increased their share of the vote.

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