‘BRIDGES, NOT WALLS’: London’s Muslim Mayor Comes to U.S. and Starts Swinging Punches at Trump

Why is this guy touring the U.S.? Doesn’t he have a city to run? And isn’t the U.K. building their own walls to keep Muslim refugees out? If he is so concerned about building bridges, he should go back to his city and start there.

By Przemek Skwirczynski

Sadiq Khan has crossed the pond, carrying a message of “building bridges rather than walls” – a clear reciprocation for Obama’s “back of the queue” visit to London. And in a lurid show of support for Hillary Clinton’s collapsing presidential campaign, he goaded Trump on his own turf.

Amusingly enough, the “bridge” is a perfect epitome of London’s new mayor – he famouslyopposed, backed, and eventually put on ice the building of a new bridge (Garden Bridge) in London.

This is very much typical of Sadiq Khan. A self-confessed feminist, who went on record as saying “I don’t think anyone should tell women what they can and can’t wear”, whilstsupporting burkinis, which are deemed by many to symbolise the oppression of women, and banning pictures of bikini-clad women from London’s public transport. He could be a man of many contradictions, but perhaps he is just pushing his own agenda.

His voting pattern is equally patchy, but could be explained by him towing the Labour party line. For example, despite being a “proud Muslim”, to the point of referring tomoderates as “Uncle Toms”, he voted for British involvement in the Bush-Blair Iraq intervention.

Later on, and in spite of admitting the Iraq War was a mistake, he also voted against the investigation into this war. And of course, Sadiq Khan proved not to trust the British people to make the right decision by voting against the referendum on UK’s membership of the EU. He also voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance.

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