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Not Even a Year Has Passed Since London’s Mayor Called Out ‘Trump’s Ignorant Views on Islam’

In the wake of the terrorist attack that rocked London on March 22, Mayor Sadiq Khan found himself quickly thrust into the global spotlight.

In the initial aftermath, Khan was criticized by many for not making a statement immediately following the incident.




Several hours after the attack, Khan did address the attack:


In addition, he gave a video statement later in the day, reaffirming his commitment to keeping London safe and saying that Londoners “would not be cowed” by terrorists.


But as the city around him struggled to regain its footing, some were quick to point out several of Khan’s earlier statements regarding similar attacks.

When a bomb went off in New York City in September of 2016, Khan gave a statement, which was reported by the Daily Mail:

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said 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’.

Mr Khan told the Evening Standard: ‘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.’

Some went even further back, digging up a tweet Khan had posted regarding then candidate Donald Trump and the possibility of a “Muslim ban”:


And while, at the time, Khan did receive some positive feedback:



After an attack on his city, Twitter was quick to reprimand Khan, using his own words against him:





ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were carried out by a man who was known to London police. Khalid Masood, 52, had a number of prior convictions before he killed three and injured 29 on March 22 — in an attack that ultimately brought about his own death as well.