In 2016, London Mayor Sadiq Khan stated that then-candidate Donald Trump’s “ignorant” view of Islam could prompt heightened attacks on the United States.
“Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both of our countries less safe,” he stated according to The Telegraph. “It risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of extremists.”
“Donald Trump and those around him think that Western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam – London has proved him wrong.”
Khan – London’s first Muslim mayor – made his remarks in light of a call from then-candidate Trump for a hold to be put on Muslim entry into the United States.
When Trump became President and instated a travel ban on a number of Muslim-majority countries, Khan held onto his stance, stating the ban “flies in the face of the values of freedom.”
“The USA has a proud history of welcoming and resettling refugees. The President can’t just turn his back on this global crisis – all countries need to play their part,” he said, according to The Evening Standard.
“While every country has the right to set its own immigration policies, this new policy flies in the face of the values of freedom and tolerance that the USA was built on.”
According to an alleged eyewitness of today’s terror attacks in London, the perpetrators of the incident were shouting, “this is for Allah.”
Witness calls into BBC with London ‘attack’ account: Suspects “were shouting this is for Allah.” pic.twitter.com/PhyvxzFHdq
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 4, 2017
If accurate, this would make the incidents the latest in a string of Islamic violence that has plagued England for months.
Less than two weeks ago, as The Independent reports, a Muslim with alleged ties to ISIS bombed an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people.
In March, a Muslim convert drove his vehicle into a crowd on Westminster Bridge, killing five.
Now, as The Sun reports, a van drove over pedestrians on London Bridge. Multiple people were subsequently stabbed at a nearby market.
Both incidents, according to Sadiq Khan himself, have been labeled terror-related.
“The Metropolitan Police are responding to the horrific terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market,” a statement from Khan reads in part.
“My thoughts are with everyone affected, and I’d like to thank the brave men and women of our emergency services who were first on the scene and will be working throughout the night.”
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 4, 2017
Many people have responded to Khan’s statement on Facebook blasting him for his weak stance on Islam in light of yet another deadly attack alleged to be associated with the ideology
See Milo skewering Sadiq Khan below.
“Khan has banned sexy underwear advertisements from The Underground, our subway, our metro,” Milo said in September of 2016.
“Does he want to make The Underground more Sharia-compliant? Or is that just a happy circumstance of pandering to feminists. Well, if the outcome looks the same, what’s the difference?”