Source: BBC News
On March 1, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Issues that Muslims should be considering before voting in the next general election are to be debated by UK community representatives. The event is being held by the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), which believes Muslim voters could influence the result in up to 50 constituencies. Last year MAB, which opposed the war in Iraq, urged Muslims not to vote for Labour in the European elections. But a spokesman stressed the meeting was 'not necessarily anti-Labour.' 'This meeting is not anti-party in particular, it's anti-policy, it's on the issues we are going to ask Muslims to vote on,' MAB spokesman Dr Azzam Tamimi said of Tuesday's event."