From the Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Sadiq Khan, Labour candidate for London mayor, made a speech while the 'black flag of jihad' was flying and gave his support to groups linked to extremism.
- The MP for Tooting spoke at a London Islamic conference where flags 'associated with militant jihadism' were waved in the audience
- The event was organised by a Muslim TV station which was censured by Ofcom for describing women who wear perfume as 'prostitutes'
- The station has also advocated marital rape, Ofcom says Khan has also supported two other groups linked to Islamic extremism
- His brother-in-law also 'preached against non-Muslims at an extremist rally in Trafalgar Square'
"Dr Elizabeth Kendall, Senior Research Fellow in Arabic at Pembroke College, Oxford, co-editor of Twenty-First Century Jihad, and one of Britain's foremost experts in radical Islam, agrees. 'Anyone who is using this flag today must be aware of its contemporary links to militant jihadist groups,' she told MailOnline. 'It has become a very potent symbol. It suggests that there is a radical Islamic worldview represented. 'If I were an MP giving a speech and this was in the crowd, I'd definitely want my security detail to investigate.' "
Unfortunately there is much more. The full article with video and photos is here. I have my doubts this will all end well for London.
Stefan Molyneux has a short video on Saddiq Khan here. He shares some of his own experience growing up in London and his concerns regarding this mayor.
Again he addresses part of this video to "white people" and again from a NZ perspective where, pretty often, we Pakehas are often outnumbered by non-White people this can be taken as an offensive way to frame the discussion. Here we have always looked past skin colour - in fact, like a lot of kiwis I find the whole issue of racism very hard to understand because I have been immersed in such a multi-racial environment and because I personally have so many friends & relatives from all sorts of races and cultures. In addition I became a Christian through the witness of Polynesian, Melanesian and Maori people - I feel I owe them my life in a way. So to me, anyone who uses racist language is merely displaying their ignorance - I am sure that this is not implied in the above video. If you infer such then I suggest you are being a little insular.
In any case, just because I have a video or an article here does not mean that I endorse every part of it. I put them here because I feel they have useful information or insights.
Thoroughly well integrated British Muslim Raheem Kassam writes this article on Sadiq Khan. In it he says: "Mr. Khan's own track record is perhaps one of the most sour of all Muslim politicians in the Western world."
The ConservativeHome website lists even more concerns, including:
- 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.
"Londoners got news on Friday 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."
There is more, do read the whole thing.
Quite a comprehensive article on Sadiq Khan by Paul Weston, the PEGIDA UK co-leader posted at the Gates of Vienna. Weston's article goes into Khan's troubling family associations (his brother-in-law was with al-Mahajiroun, a banned Islamist group) and professional associations with known Islamists. For example" "In addition, Khan has defended the Taliban supporter Babar Ahmad, the Saudi Arabian “charity worker” Shaker Aamer and the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Yusuf al Qaradawi, who called the murder of Israeli civilians a legitimate act."
Weston does a pretty full job of cataloguing Khan's past.
I do hate to say it, but there really is much more about this disturbing figure. I commend the article to you.
Well, after looking at all that - what kind of man does it seem to you has just been made Mayor of London?