NY Times: “The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Wednesday that his election in the face of a divisive campaign highlighting his religion is a lesson to Donald J. Trump that Islam is perfectly compatible with Western values.
Mr. Trump is “playing into the hands of extremists” and is “ignorant about Islam,” Mr. Khan said. “Daesh, ISIS, all those guys, hate the fact that I am mayor of London. Why? Because it contradicts what they say, which is that Western liberal values are incompatible with Islam.”
In a briefing at City Hall and then an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Khan, a member of the Labour Party, said that his Conservative opponent, Zac Goldsmith, “chose a Donald Trump approach and their campaign sought to sow divisions.” But London, he said, “chose unity over division, and a rejection of the politics of fear,” something that he suggested should encourage Hillary Clinton, the probable Democratic candidate for president.”
Opinion: After just 4 days in office, Mr. Khan is already loved by the mainstream press. He says the Mr. Trump is ignorant about Islam and progressive left swoons.
Take away all the political doublespeak and pay attention to what he says about the Israeli/Palestinian/Hamas conflict:
In 2004 Sadiq Kahn was a speaker at friends of Al Aqsa the title of the conference “The Suffering Still Goes On”.
In 2014 Mayor Khan let it all hang out:
- Over the past month we have seen the continuation of Israeli air strikes and ground raids in Gaza, and repeated rocket fire from Gaza into Southern Israel. There continue to be appalling and inexcusable acts of violence on both sides.”
- “This violence must end. Israel needs to recognise that its long term security depends on a willingness to take part in peaceful and substantive negotiations and, in turn, Palestinians must negotiate in good faith if we are to restore hope of a viable Palestinian state alongside a secure Israel.”
There are two states side by side, Mr. Mayor: Jordon and Israel.
“By their fruits … “