Thursday, 26 May 2016

Religious leaders plan to exert spiritual influence over voters

Faiths Forum for London is publishing a letter in a newspaper this weekend using its spiritual influence to induce religious people to vote to stay in the EU.

Last year Lutfur Rahman was stripped of the mayoralty of Tower Hamlets after a judge convicted him of fraud, corruption and using Imams to exercise undue spiritual influence over the electorate to convince them to vote for him.

Should a judge decide that the religious leaders signing the letter are guilty of the same offence it carries a maximum penalty of a £5,000 fine and 6 months in prison.