London Elects First Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Khan

Khan-compressedLONDON — Residents of London have elected the city’s first ever Muslim mayor, choosing to elect the Labor Party’s Sadiq Khan over the Conservative Party’s Zac Goldsmith 56 to 43 percent.

Goldsmith had been characterized as being “negative” and “dirty” for alleging that Khan had ties to Islamic terrorists. Khan accused Goldsmith of trying to frighten voters and cause division in a city that is inhabited by over a million Muslims.

“The Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith repeatedly attacked Sadiq Khan as someone who had fraternized and shared platforms with Muslim extremists,” reports Al Jezeera. “Sadiq Khan and Labour’s response was very angry, they said that the Conservatives were playing a subtle and even not so subtle, Islamophobic and racist campaign.”

Prime Minister David Cameron had also expressed concerns, alleging that Khan had shared a platform with an ISIS supporter, to which Khan replied via Twitter, “Disappointed PM has joined Zac Goldsmith’s divisive, dog-whistling campaign. I’ve fought extremism all my life.”

Some Conservative Party members believe that the arugments over Khan’s religion are what led to Goldsmith’s defeat.

“I was supportive of the whole campaign apart from one element and that one was where it seemed to attribute radical tendencies to people of orthodox religious views,” said Assembly Member Andrew Boff.

“I think that is a complete misunderstanding of the patchwork of faiths there are in London, and has the potential to alienate people and say that people who do have orthodox religious views, conservative religious views, are for some reason not welcome and won’t be listened to,” he opined.

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Khan has dubbed himself “the British Muslim who will take the fight to the extremists,” and is a former human rights attorney who has also once served as a member of Parliament. According to reports, he was sworn in on the Koran by the Queen in 2009.

“The palace called me and said, ‘What type of Bible do you want to swear on?’ When I said the Koran, they said, ‘We haven’t got one.’ So I took one with me,” he told the New Statesman.

Khan was sworn in on Saturday during a multi-faith ceremony at the Southwark Cathedral, an Anglican house of worship in the city. He received a standing ovation from those gathered, including professing Christians.

“This election was not without controversy, and I am so proud that London has today chosen hope over fear and unity over division,” Khan said. “Fear does not make us safer, it only makes us weaker, and the politics of fear is not welcome in our city.”

Britain First candidate Paul Golding, however, is stated to be among those who turned their back during Khan’s speech, and a member of his staff shouted, “Britain has an extremist mayor!”

The party released a statement decrying the increase of Muslims in the area.

“[A]s became blatantly obvious with the election of Labor’s Islamist mayor, there is an increasingly shrinking number of Britons left in the capital overall and far too many Muslims,” it said. “Britons make up less than 45% of the capital and at least half of those who remain will be the ‘trendy’ leftwing chattering class types, the gormless liberals and bigoted white socialists in areas such as Camden, Islington etc.”

“With such a small and rapidly declining pool of voters to appeal to we rightly said this election was London’s ‘Last Stand’ and the prospects of major gains, even with major resources, were slim.”


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  • TheBottomline4This

    islam is evil. They have been killing people for not bowing to allah. And we know what they do to homosexuals…throwing them off of buildings, burning them, etc…wrong and evil.

    • Ronald Carter

      As opposed to the shaming and judging and condemning many Christians do to homosexuals?

      • TheBottomline4This

        Share your opinion of the shaming, judging and condemning toward homosexuals that you think Christians have done?
        (You thinking it could only be Christians doing it, is naive. There are plenty of non-Christians who don’t agree with some of the homosexual stuff)

        • Josey

          very true!

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            *facepalm* the only difference is when I did something wrong as a kid the only thing I got was a good asswhooping from my dad. Your God want’s to burn people in hell. Nice dad you got there.

          • Allan Trenholme

            Matthew 22:29
            Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

      • Josey

        I don’t condemn anyone, Jesus said that those who do not believe in Him as the Only Way, the Truth and the Life are condemned already, the only way for the condemnation of the sin in our lives to be removed is believing on Christ, repenting which is turning away from evil and obeying God’s word.
        John 3: 14- 21 vs14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that BELIEVETH not is CONDEMNED already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

        • gizmo23

          You seem to condemn lots of people here

      • Allan Trenholme

        “The Gospel does not threaten sinners. It is glad news, not mad news. Yet Jesus talked more about hell than heaven – not as a THREAT but as a WARNING. An enemy is threatened but a friend is warned. There is something I’d call MILITANT MERCY. When a fast moving car approaches a child, we would snatch it from danger. It may be rough, but it is true mercy. That’s what Jesus does! HE SAVES FROM SIN AND DISASTER. God bless you”. REINHARD BONNKE?

      • rebel42

        …….would you rather be a citizen under a Christian nation or a citizen under an Islam nation. Do Christians cut the heads off or drop homosexuals from the top high buildings?

        • Ronald Carter

          How about neither one? That’d be good.

    • Jolanda Tiellemans

      So painting every Muslim with the same broad brush? Why am I not surprised.

      • TheBottomline4This

        Given your closed mind, you wouldn’t understand.

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Oh yes I’ll understand, some Muslims who in the name of their God ISIS kill and murder. and to you all Muslims are bad, because of what a few did.

          • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

            All Muslims are bad? Not so: all men are bad, Muslims and Christians alike. Jesus called men to a life of repentance and righteousness. Mohammed called men to a life of outward conformity and holy war. Some do not listen to Jesus. Some do not listen to Mohammed.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            I never said they are, @TheBottomline4This:disqus he claims that.

          • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

            Indeed, you didn’t, and that is your error.

        • gizmo23

          You don’t understand. Stereotyping a culture is always wrong. I could find plenty of examples of Christians acting badly it doesn’t mean all Christians act that way

        • hamfish

          The irony. so delicious.

          • Peter Leh

            lol

    • hamfish

      The vast majority of muslims hate extemists as much as everyone else does. I’ve heard of a lot of Christians wanting the death penalty for homosexuality.

      • tamimisledus

        *allah* teaches muslims, both by command and example, to hate and despise ALL non-muslims.
        The fact that they hate extremists who kill muslims and who are very likely to turn on them, does nothing to change this.
        And muslims will not stand in the way of extremists who are killing non-muslims.
        They will stand back while non-muslims are being eliminated or subjugated, and wait to benefit from the imposition of islam over all, where muslims are viewed as masters of all they survey.

    • Josey

      They kill anyone who will not convert to sharia law, see those women holding signs while covered head to toe in black burqas that they support sharia law and now they will have it in this city with this mayor. I can’t fathom that there are no go zones in free countries including the U.S. They all need to be taken out if they are in the U.S. but will not assimilate to our constitution and there should not be no go zones here. What would happen to a christian community if they declare a no go zone, they get attacked by CIA and FBI and killed, even the babies. Hypocrisy and a way to start an uprising, Obama.

      • gizmo23

        You claim to be a Christian and talk of “taking people out”!? It is little wonder good Christians get ridiculed when people hear things like that. You have the nerve to talk of hypocrisy

      • gizmo23

        What is meant by the term “taken out”?

  • Jolanda Tiellemans

    Good for him. We have a Muslim mayor here in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam and his policy is very simple. When a imigrant comes to his town he tells them to adjust or get out of his town. He must do a good job since he is mayor since 2009.

    • TheBottomline4This

      “he tells them to adjust or get out of his town” That’s hilarious and rather hypocritical coming from you!!!

      • Jolanda Tiellemans

        So please point out where I stated that Muslims shouldn’t adjust when they come you any country? I’m waiting.

    • Peter Leh

      good to know.

      In america we
      still complain about how a black man can get elected. 🙂

      so we are still progressing. albeit slowly.

    • tamimisledus

      It is not adjusting to continue to expect, as muslims do, that everyone else must respect their beliefs, wishes and behaviours, when they show absolutely no respect for no-one else.

  • hamfish

    Better than that blonde idiot BJ.

  • BarkingDawg

    Congratulations to him.

  • Seen From Space

    Why is the last word given to a Britain First spokesman, of all people?

    • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

      Many that are first shall be last, and many that are last shall be first.

  • Harry Oh!

    Let’s face it, Great Britain has become a cesspool for evil and maybe this guy can take over from the once strong, but now confused and weak Christian influence and clean this crap hole up. But at the same time it’s the beginning of the end for a western culture that GB used to lead.

    • Seen From Space

      Hilarious.

    • Seen From Space

      By what metric has GB become a cesspool for evil? Murder rate perhaps? (1.0 murders per 100,000 population in 2013, compared to 3.8 in the US.) BTW, I think you mean the UK. Great Britain is the geographical area including the Republic of Ireland.

  • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

    A man who swore his oath by a book of lies by a false prophet has been appointed to high office. His false god will not save the queen. The good news is that if he helps the islamist cause enough they will put him on their death list.

    • Seen From Space

      The same prophet who consistently refers to Islam as “the religion of Abraham”? His “false god”, as you have it, is the same as Abraham’s. And what evidence is there that Khan will help the islamist cause? He’s consistently spoken out against extremism. Shooting from the hip like this just reveals you’ve not looked into any of it properly.

      • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

        The book is false from the one cover to the other, and probably was so before it was censored by Uthman. It is as relevant to the God of Abraham as Monty Python is to British history.

        • Seen From Space

          I’m not defending what’s in the book. Even so, Muslims worship the God of Abraham no matter what your take on it is. Who do you imagine Khan’s “friends” are? Had you heard of him before this week? And reviewing your original post, you’d like him dead it seems. How christian!

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  • gizmo23

    Isn’t Britain First a neo Nazi group?