In a UK parliamentary by-election, the 'safe' Labour seat of Bradford West has been taken by the Respect Party candidate, George Galloway, with 18,341 votes (55.89%) to 8,201 (24.99%). This is a major and unexpected shock result.
Even though the successful candidate is an ex-Scottish Labour MP, best known to voters for appearing on the reality TV show "Celebrity Big Brother," he managed to win by convincing radicalized Muslim voters that he was a better Muslim than the Labour Party's Pakistani candidate Imran Hussein, while also maintaining the illusion for non-Muslim voters and abstainers, mainly White working-class people, that he was essentially just interested in peace and social issues.
The accompanying video has edited together a collection of Galloway's dog-whistle signals to Muslims in order to make his two-faced strategy more obvious. A party that serves Muslim ethnic interests still has to employ a degree of taqiyya (religious dissimulation) to compete for constituencies like Bradford West, but the unexpectedly large margin of victory in this case means that within a few years the 'dog' (in this case Galloway) and the 'whistle' will soon be dispensed with.