After the attack in London yesterday, in which five people died including the attacker, one an American man from Utah celebrating his 25th anniversary, Donald Trump Jr. responded to comments the Muslim Mayor of London made last September. Mr. Trump was immediately condemned by British journalists and politicians. Some called him a “disgrace”. Not everyone agreed. Some Brits said it’s about time the mayor was called out.
We’ve laid the case out and you can decide.
Last September, The Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan told the Evening Standard that living with terror attacks – like the one that hit New York at the weekend – is “part and parcel of living in a big city”. He sounded to many that he was normalizing terror attacks. It gave the impression he doesn’t take terrorism seriously.
“It is a reality I’m afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things.”
“That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but also it means exchanging ideas and best practice.”
Donald Trump Jr. responded to Mr. Khan’s comments after the terror attack in London Wednesday. Can’t say as I blame him.
You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan https://t.co/uSm2pwRTjO
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 22, 2017
Shortly after, Mr Khan met with the Communist Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, as well as with Muslim community leaders and co-wrote an editorial in the New York Times.
Mr Khan, who was the first Muslim Mayor of a major western city when he was elected in May, de Blasio and Paris’s Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, wrote: “We call on world leaders to adopt a similar welcoming and collaborative spirit on behalf of the refugees all over the world.”
“Our cities stand united in the call for inclusivity. It is part of who we are as citizens of diverse and thriving cities.”
This was shortly after the attack.
Sadiq Khan recently boasted of bringing 1.5 million new people to the capital in the near future as part of his plan for London which he calls the ‘London Plan’, according to Express UK.
He’s referring to migrants, but he means Muslims.
There are reports that Khan has ties to radical Islam.
The Daily Mail reports that Khan once referred to moderate Muslims as “Uncle Toms”.
Khan, however, says he will support Jews and does not believe in BDS.
Khan has been linked to extremists over the years. He has defended extremists such as terrorist Babar Ahmad and Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam and in 2004 when he suggested some elements of sharia law should be incorporated into British courts.
Khan defended himself by saying that as a human rights lawyer, he had to “speak on behalf of some unsavory individuals”. He later changed his tune and said he doesn’t think sharia law should be incorporated into British courts.
It is reported that he has shared platforms with unsavory characters.
In 2004 he appeared on a platform with five Islamic extremists at a conference in London organized by Al-Aqsa, a group that has published works by the notorious Holocaust denier Paul Eisen, according to the telegraph UK. He was billed not as a director of Liberty or human rights lawyer, but as a Labour parliamentary candidate.
In the same year, Khan was the chair of the Muslim Council of Britain’s legal affairs committee and was involved in defending the Muslim radical scholar Dr Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, whom the MCB described as “a voice of reason and understanding”. At the time, the MCB issued a press release blaming the “smear campaign” against Qaradawi on “the Zionist lobby”. Khan himself gave evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee in which he said “there is a consensus among Islamic scholars that Mr Al-Qaradawi is not the extremist that he is painted as being”, according to Spectator UK.
Breitbart reported that Khan campaigned for the release and repatriation of Shaker Aamer, Britain’s last Guantanamo detainee, who was later returned to the UK. A phony case was built around his proclaimed innocence and allegations of beatings and torture at GITMO for which there is no evidence.