In a surprise move, London’s newly-elected Mayor went to bat for the presumptive US Republican presidential nominee today.
Mayor Sadiq Khan said Trump was making both Britain and America “less safe” and “playing into the hands of the extremists”. Well, he should know, since he numbers so many extremists among his friends.
[B]ack in 2004, Khan spoke at a gender-segregated event entitled “Palestine — the suffering still goes on.” Also on the bill was Daud Abdullah of the Muslim Council of Britain; who once led a boycott of Holocaust Memorial Day; Ibrahim Hewitt, the chairman of Interpal, which the U.S. Treasury Department has designated a “global terrorist” organization for funneling money to Hamas; Muslim leader Azzam Tamimi, who has called for the destruction of Israel and its replacement with an Islamic state; Muslim cleric Suliman Gani, who has echoed the Qur’an (4:34) in saying that women should be “subservient” to men; Ismail Adam Patel of Friends of Al-Aqsa, who has claimed that “Hamas is no terrorist organization”; and Church of England cleric Stephen Sizer, who has blamed Israel for the 9/11 jihad terror attacks.
The ill-considered attacks on Trump were elicited by Trump’s suggestion that he would “make an exception” for the new mayor to his proposed ban on foreign Muslims entering the US. Judging by the response from the adherents of the religion of Osama Bin Laden and ISIS, any such exception would be a mistake.
The attacks also had the unintended side effect of reminding American voters that the President of the United States of America does not wear hijab.