Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Condemn attacks on Respect councillor

I have just received this message from the Respect office. The fact that the email talks about their 'careers' shows the mindset of these people. They are clearly interested in their own careers and find it hard to believe that other people might put principles first...

Three attackers kicked Councillor Oli Rahman to the ground, inflicting internal bruising and ripping his clothes, in an incident near his home in Tower Hamlets last night (Sunday 11 November). This is the second attack on Oli. In the first incident his front window was shattered in the middle of the night when attackers threw a brick through it. Oli's mother has also been threatened. Last night's attack follows threatening emails sent to both Oli Rahman and fellow Respect National Council member Mehdi Hassan. In a separate incident Mehdi Hassan received the following email threatening both him and Oli Rahman.

-----Original message-----
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 17:16:02 +0000
To: mehdi@respectcoalition.org
Subject: (no subject)

medi you and fucking oli are traitors you owe your careers to george, without george you will all be signing on soon and if i see the pair of you im gonna kick the shit out of you both.

These incidents have all been reported to the police. Oli Rahman said: 'I will not be intimidated. I will not be bullied. I will not be threatened. I'm confident that the vast majority of Respect members will support me and condemn these disgusting, cowardly assaults.'

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