Although Donald Trump praised the first Muslim London Mayor, he evidently didn’t respond in kind. Sadiq Khan just came to America, and he had a warning for our country that some are considering a thinly-veiled threat.
Khan said Trump needs to moderate his stance on Muslims or he thinks they will launch more attacks on U.S. soil, per Teaparty.org.
“Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both of our countries less safe – it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around and plays into the hands of extremists,” he said. “Donald Trump and those around him think that Western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam – London has proved him wrong.”
Khan’s attempts to tout the liberal values of British Muslims were woefully inadequate, however.
According to recent surveys, two-thirds of British Muslims would not tell the government if any friend or family member being involved with extremists. Moreover, half of them said homosexuality should be illegal.
Perhaps most alarming, however, would be the fact that 20 percent of British Muslims believe sharia law should be established in the United Kingdom.
So considering Mayor Khan’s pronouncement about extremists, it could be seen as having an extremely negative effect:
Some might view Sadiq Khan’s comments as an incitement to violence. Trump said far less and was viewed as inciting riots!
Of course not, and considering that any article is available with just a few keystrokes in this day and age, many normally moderate Muslims could easily get radicalized. This is what happened to the San Bernardino shooters, and it could very easily happen again.
Comments by London’s Muslim mayor are most certainly not helping the problem. It is an inherently evil statement for certain.
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