Face of the day



Today’s face of the day Sadiq Khan is about to be elected as London’s first Muslim Mayor. He has defended Islamists, 9/11 terrorists, and is endorsed by anti-Semites.

Londoners go to the polls on Thursday to choose a replacement for the outgoing Mayor, Boris Johnson MP. Despite the fact the Labour Party is currently mired in an anti-Semitism scandal, if all things remain?equal, expect the party?s?candidate Sadiq Khan MP to be confirmed?in the early hours of Friday morning.
Mr. Khan, 45, has had a successful career in the Labour Party…

The many concerns raised about Mr Khan include:

A?letter to the Guardian in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings on London, blaming terrorism on British Government?policy;
His legal?defence of?Zacarias Moussaoui, a 9/11 terrorist who confessed to being a member of Al Qaeda;
His chapter in a?book, entitled ?Actions Against the Police? which advises on how to bring charges against the police for ?racism?. This is the same police force that Mr. Khan as London mayor would exercise authority over;
His defence of Islamist extremist Azzam Tamimi. When Dr. Tamimi told a crowd that the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed would ?cause the world to tremble? and predicted ?Fire? throughout the world if they don?t stop?, Mr. Khan, who shared a platform with him, dismissed the threats as ?flowery language?;
His platform-sharing with Suliman Gani, a south London imam who has urged female subservience to men, and called for the founding of an Islamic state.


…Mr. Goldsmith and his ?Back Zac? campaign have used the last few months to highlight Sadiq Khan?s proximity to Islamic extremists, extremism, and this past weekend, to anti-Semitism.

But perhaps it speaks to the mindset of Londoners, and certainly the British capital?s demographic shift, that such news has scarcely?affected Mr. Khan…


Polling suggests some?people are nervous about having someone like Mr. Khan near an office that wields so much power, responsibility, and cash.

Private conversations with Westminster insiders often see?Lutfur Rahman ? the former Mayor of Tower Hamlets ? raised as another example of a prominent Muslim mayor.

Mr. Rahman was removed from office, accused by critics of playing sectarian politics with the area?s Muslim population, of backing Islamists, and of distributing tax payer cash?to?his favoured Muslim groups to secure their support.

Mr. Rahman was found guilty of ?corrupt and illegal practices? ? and has perhaps set back the plight of the few, integrated British Muslims in elected life. He ? alongside politicians like Humza Yousaf, Sayeeda Warsi, Rushanara Ali, Shabana Mahmood, Yasmin Qureshi, Amjad Bashir, Naz Shah, and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh ? have created a deep distrust between British voters and Muslim politicians…


…Mr. Khan can hardly claim a clean record. Mr. Goldsmith?s attacks are not without basis, though they have been shrugged off as ?racism? or ?Islamophobia? with the assistance of the left?s useful idiots like Owen Jones.

Apart from his somewhat threatening statements about not voting for him while claiming that ?he is the West?, Mr. Khan?s own track record is perhaps one of the most sour of all Muslim politicians in the Western world.

In 2001 he?was the lawyer?for the Nation of Islam in its successful?High Court bid to overturn?the 15-year-ban on its leader,?Louis Farrakhan.

In 2005 and 2006 he?visited terror-charged Babar Ahmad in Woodhill Prison. Mr. Ahmed was extradited to the U.S. in 2012, serving time in prison before being returned to the UK in 2015. Mr. Ahmed pleaded guilty to?the terrorist offences of conspiracy, and providing material support to the Taliban.

And Mr. Khan?also campaigned for the release and repatriation of Shaker Aamer, Britain?s last Guantanamo detainee, who was returned to the UK in November.

Both Messrs Aamer and Ahmed provided Mr. Khan with links to the advocacy group CAGE, which described the Islamic State executioner Mohammed Emwazi as a ?beautiful young man?, and which has campaigned on behalf of both men. Mr. Khan is reported to have shared a stage with five Islamic extremists, including at sex-segregated events. Even so, his poll numbers remain firm.

…Londoners may, in small part,?be swayed by the clutch of anti-Semitism that is now perceived to grip Labour. But with Mr. Khan?s lead, it is unlikely to be a large enough swing to keep him out of office.

On Friday morning, Londoners will likely get the news that their mayor for the next four years is a man with the judgement, priorities, and fellow travellers as laid out above. This, combined with an annual ?16bn budget, and an army of police, bureaucrats, and officials, would make Mr. Khan one of the most powerful Muslims in the Western world.