Sadiq Khan said: “I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump.”
Let’s put this in perspective. Britain has a steadily lengthening record of admitting jihad preachers without a moment of hesitation. Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri’s preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hardline that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK Home Office welcomed him into Britain. Sadiq Khan didn’t say anything.
The UK Home Office recently admitted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar into the country, despite the fact that he has said: “If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One – the easiest one maybe – chop their head off, that’s the easiest. Second – burn them to death. Third – throw ’em off a cliff. Fourth – tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth – a combination of the above.” Sadiq Khan didn’t say a word.
Meanwhile, the UK banned three bishops from areas of Iraq and Syria where Christians are persecuted from entering the country. Sadiq Khan didn’t raise a fuss.
But the U.S. trying to defend itself from jihad terrorists? That’s over the line for Sadiq Khan!
“Sadiq Khan demands Donald Trump’s state visit is cancelled,” by Mikey Smith, Mirror, January 29, 2017:
London Mayor Sadiq Khan – the first Muslim mayor of a major western city – has demanded Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK is cancelled.
He told Sky News: “I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump.
“I don’t think he should be coming on a state visit while the ban is in place, I couldn’t be clearer.”
He said the ban “flies in the face of the values” the US was built on.
He added: “I’m pleased that the Prime Minister has now said she and the Government do not agree with President Trump’s policy, which will affect many British citizens who have dual nationality, including Londoners born in countries affected by the ban.
Theresa May is under increasing pressure to send a clear and firm message to Trump that Britain condemns the ban.
A quarter of a million people have signed a Government petition calling for the visit to be cancelled.
And the Prime Minister was yesterday criticised for not condemning the new rules but a spokesman later said she “does not agree” with the so called Muslim ban.
But when asked if the invitation for Trump to visit would be withdrawn, Number 10 said: “We extended the invitation and it was accepted.”…