Originally published under the title "Govt Report: Massive Voter Fraud in Muslim Areas, No Challenge Because of 'Political Correctness'."
Massive levels of electoral fraud have gone unchallenged as a result of "political correctness," according to an official new report from the UK government.
The Telegraph reports that a new report commissioned by former Communities Secretary Sir Eric Pickles reveals that UK authorities are in a "state of denial" and are "turning a blind eye" to election fraud in heavily populated Muslim areas.
According to the report, voter fraud is occurring "especially in communities of Pakistani and Bangladeshi background," but concerns have been largely ignored due to "over-sensitivities about ethnicity and religion."
According to the Telegraph, the new report sees Sir Eric warning that "challenging issues" over community cohesion should not be an "excuse" for failing to "uphold the rule of law and protect British liberties."
His recommendations include banning officials from using any other language than English to communicate with voters at polling stations, as well as calling for voter identification and police cordons around polling stations.
According to Sir Eric, who was removed as Communities Secretary in May 2015, a lack of action by police to tackle electoral fraud "sends a worrying signal that the police are soft on tackling and prosecuting electoral fraud, when faced with competing operational demands."
He said: "We should never be frightened to look under the rock when what is crawling underneath threatens us all. It is time to take action to take on the electoral crooks and defend Britain's free and fair elections."
And he specifically attacked "foreign languages" used to communicate with voters at polling stations.
The report highlights "abuses of postal voting" and "evidence" of "pressure being put on vulnerable members of some ethnic minority communities, particularly women and young people."
"There were concerns that influence and intimidation within households may not be reported," the report states, "and that state institutions had turned a blind eye to such behaviour because of 'politically correct' over-sensitivities about ethnicity and religion."
Sir Eric added: "Our nation has a proud heritage as the 'mother of Parliaments', yet the worrying and covert spread of electoral fraud and state of denial by some bodies threatens that good reputation. It is time to take action to take on the electoral crooks and defend Britain's free and fair elections."
Raheem Kassam is a Shillman-Ginsburg fellow at the Middle East Forum and editor-in-chief of Breitbart London.