Stories written by Anton Wahlberg

East End’s First Muslim Mayor Unfazed by Racist Press Attacks

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the “East End", is the historic core of England, the home of the Tower of London, and now it is a Gateway borough to the Olympics.

OPED: Mayor a Demonized Hate Figure of British Conservative Press

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the “East End,” is the historic core of England, the home of the Tower of London,  and now it is a Gateway borough to the Olympics. It is also the site of St Mary Le Bow church - real Cockneys should be born within the sound of its bells-  but nowadays, there are probably more mosques than churches, which helps explain why Lutfur Rahman, the first directly Mayor of the borough, is also the country’s first, and so far only, Muslim to hold the office.