Sadiq Khan

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Saturday 7 May 2016 6.00pm
Checking emails at lunchtime, I found three from friends in New York City, one a judge, one a child psychologist, and one an attorney.
The emails were all along similar lines, but as the three are not known to one another, two are acquainted, but not all three, there could have been no concerted collusion.
All three expressed surprise and some disbelief at Mr. Khan's victory.
Two of them confessed that the situation regarding Presidential nominees in the U.S. must be a source of bewilderment to us in the U.K., and that they've been on tenterhooks since Trump won New York and Indiana.
They all said they found it incredible that London could elect a Muslim mayor, with all that is going on in the mid-east and Europe.
All three are registered Democrats, and said that they could certainly understand London wanting to lose Boris, due to him being a Tory, but one said that voting a Muslim in, Socialist or not, seemed not unlike voting a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in as mayor of Baltimore MD, a city that is 62% black, to 29% white.
Sunday 8 May 2016 9.44am
Your friends may be registered Democrats, they may be of good standing but do they not display the Trump view of Muslims?
I do hope that you have enlightened your American friends that Sadiq Khan may be a Muslim but is not a terrorist or a supporter of terrorism unlike a lot of Americans ,both politicians, and the general public, who supported the IRA terrorists with both morale-boosting public speeches and , more devastatingly, millions of dollars in cash to buy their semtex and guns.
I am not a Muslim.
Neither am I an apologist for Islam.
I do find the comparison of Sadiq Khan to a Grand Wizard of the KKK more than offensive and totally uncalled for but understandable in coming from a country that can even contemplate and consider Donald Trump as a possible President whilst killing by gun an average of 88 of its citizens every day, ten times as many each year as died by the hands of Muslims in the Twin Towers attack.
Monday 9 May 2016 8.08am
Thebunhouse wrote:
Your friends may be registered Democrats, they may be of good standing but do they not display the Trump view of Muslims?
I do hope that you have enlightened your American friends that Sadiq Khan may be a Muslim but is not a terrorist or a supporter of terrorism unlike a lot of Americans ,both politicians, and the general public, who supported the IRA terrorists with both morale-boosting public speeches and , more devastatingly, millions of dollars in cash to buy their semtex and guns.
I am not a Muslim.
Neither am I an apologist for Islam.
I do find the comparison of Sadiq Khan to a Grand Wizard of the KKK more than offensive and totally uncalled for but understandable in coming from a country that can even contemplate and consider Donald Trump as a possible President whilst killing by gun an average of 88 of its citizens every day, ten times as many each year as died by the hands of Muslims in the Twin Towers attack.


No, in my opinion, they do not display the Trump view of Muslims.
None of the three want to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.
The attorney's 19 y.o. daughter, at college in Arizona, is in a relationship with a Muslim student whose family is originally from Mauritius, and the psychologist actively campaigned against Noraid, the organisation that raised money ostensibly to aid 'oppressed' Catholics in Ulster, but in reality probably funded the purchase of guns and Semtex for 'the bhoys' who were harassing the British.
I've since been in contact with all three, and they all said that they were just expressing their surprise that with everything that had gone on over the past few years, Madrid, Sousse in Tunisia, Paris, Brussells, the Russian plane in the Sinai, etc. etc., that London elected a Muslim mayor.
They didn't criticise Mr. Khan, nor his religion, they just didn't think that Londoners would elect a Muslim, and the one who mentioned the KKK, was NOT comparing him to a Ku Klux Klan leader, she meant that to her, Londoners electing a Muslim was as unlikely as Baltimore electing a KKK leader.
Monday 9 May 2016 5.30pm
I am not at all surprised at him getting in, Muslim people normally have large families, they have been here decades thus have increased the Muslim population. As long as he does the job fairly ..justly...unbiased...he seems a nice man..but thinking about it I thought Tony Blair betrayer of the people was nice!
Thursday 12 May 2016 11.58am
Debrajoan wrote:
No, in my opinion, they do not display the Trump view of Muslims.

The Trump view of Muslims being that the USA elected one as President back in 2008!
Sunday 15 May 2016 9.55am
Neil wrote:
Debrajoan wrote:
No, in my opinion, they do not display the Trump view of Muslims.

The Trump view of Muslims being that the USA elected one as President back in 2008!

He also wouldn't have killed millions of them with foreign policy (so he says), unlike the other alternatives, who can't wait to get stuck in again.
Sunday 15 May 2016 11.59pm
Neil wrote:
Debrajoan wrote:
No, in my opinion, they do not display the Trump view of Muslims.

The Trump view of Muslims being that the USA elected one as President back in 2008!

When bunhouse asked did not my U.S. friends seem to display the Trump view of Muslims, I not unreasonably presumed that he meant the Trump avowed intention of keeping them out of the U.S.
As they are all registered Democrats I guess that weren't bothered about any intimation that Mr. Obama may have been Muslim, they were just happy to have in Mr. Obama, a President who wasn't a Republican.
Friday 20 May 2016 5.47pm
Debrajoan wrote:
one said that voting a Muslim in, Socialist or not, seemed not unlike voting a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in as mayor of Baltimore MD, a city that is 62% black, to 29% white.

Isnt the crucial difference that being a member of the KKK reveals a certain level of antipathy to a fairly large section of the population whereas being a muslim doesnt?
Monday 23 May 2016 8.00pm
Neil wrote:
Debrajoan wrote:
one said that voting a Muslim in, Socialist or not, seemed not unlike voting a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in as mayor of Baltimore MD, a city that is 62% black, to 29% white.

Isnt the crucial difference that being a member of the KKK reveals a certain level of antipathy to a fairly large section of the population whereas being a muslim doesnt?

I think you'll find, it does.
Tuesday 24 May 2016 10.36am
boroughonian wrote:
Neil wrote:
Debrajoan wrote:
one said that voting a Muslim in, Socialist or not, seemed not unlike voting a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan in as mayor of Baltimore MD, a city that is 62% black, to 29% white.

Isnt the crucial difference that being a member of the KKK reveals a certain level of antipathy to a fairly large section of the population whereas being a muslim doesnt?

I think you'll find, it does.

Which section of society do you think Sadiq Khan is antipathetic to as a muslim?
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