London’s new Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has found himself embroiled in one controversy after another, many involving President Donald Trump. Khan, himself a Muslim, has responded to Trump’s travel restrictions branding them “ignorant” after the President had congratulated the mayor on his victory.
Khan is seen as a good choice for London Mayor, but some of his divisive statements are leaving many Londoners feeling isolated and left behind and questioning whether Khan is looking out for the interests of ALL residents.
Some of the Mayors more concerning comments include suggestions that if Donald Trump doesn’t moderate his stance on Muslims, they will launch more terror attacks. This is worth thinking about for a second. Is Khan suggesting that Muslims are so fragile that a travel ban will force them into justified terrorism? Or is he saying that people who would otherwise commit terrorist acts would be mollified into becoming perfect citizens if only The Donald showed them some love?
Khan has also stated that terrorist bombing are just part of living in a big city. Really? Because they never used to be. There has been a shift in not only political attitudes, but also in the willingness to take on an Islamic threat. By rolling over and accepting terrorist bombings (that actually kill a lot of Muslims), then one particularly violent strain of Islam is being allowed to flourish with all others cast aside.