Britain’s far-left Labour Party is so far winning the mayoral race in London with their candidate 45-year-old Sadiq Khan, a Muslim with ties to some bad guys.
The Daily Mail reports that Khan once referred to moderate Muslims as “Uncle Toms”.
He leads in the polls over his Conservative Party rival Zac Goldsmith by a total of 20-points, 60 to 40 percent, and if his opponent criticizes him, he’s called a racist and an Islamophobe.
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.
He has also 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.
Khan says he will support Jews and does not believe in BDS.
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 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 he campaigned for the release and repatriation of Shaker Aamer, Britain’s last Guantanamo detainee, who was returned to the UK in November.
Britain has done the PC thing for years and welcomed immigrants with very different values from theirs. It remains to be seen how this will turn out.