Oddly, Donald Trump’s name has surfaced during the ongoing campaign to elect a new mayor in London, England. The leading candidate in recent polls is one Sadiq Khan (photo above). He is a Muslim. According to a Reuters report the political race has been roiled by charges of racism and (ahem) “religious tensions.” From Reuters:
LONDON (Reuters) – Sadiq Khan of opposition Labour Party is the strong favourite to win London’s mayoral election on Thursday after a contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism.
Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world’s top financial centres. If he wins, he will succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson to become the first Muslim to head a major Western capital.
I wonder what that could mean. I’ll tell ya later. Read on.
London’s population of 8.6 million is among the most diverse in the world and it is rare for identity politics to enter British campaigning.
Identity politics. Let’s see if we can clear that nebulous term up on down the page. Shall we?
But Goldsmith, with the support of Prime Minister David Cameron, has for weeks focused on Khan’s faith and past appearances alongside radical Muslim speakers, accusing him of giving “platform, oxygen and cover” to extremists.
Aha. There’s that word – extremists. And radical Muslim speakers.
Former human rights lawyer Khan says he has fought extremism all his life and regrets sharing a stage with speakers who held “abhorrent” views.
And there it is again – extremism. Could that mean violent jihad? And what’s with this “abhorrent” views business? Could that mean naked, unfiltered, undisguised Islamic doctrine? Right out of the Quran? Right out of the Hadith collections? Right out of Muhammad’s life and instructions to his followers?
He has accused Goldsmith, the elite-educated son of a billionaire financier, of using Donald Trump-style tactics to divide Londoners along faith lines, as well as being part of an out-of-touch wealthy elite…
Ah, now we’re getting down to it. We’re supposed to accept as truth that dividing Londoners along “faith lines” is a bad idea. Tell you what: If Londoners intend to save themselves, they had better get themselves clearly divided along faith lines. Following two recent jihad massacres of unsuspecting civilians in Paris and San Bernardino, California – carried out by Muslims – Trump called for a halt to Muslim immigration into the USA until American authorities can figure out why Muslims continue to visit violence upon non-Muslims.Are those the Donald Trump style tactics against which Mr. Khan must be speaking?
And down the page there is this:
…Last week the campaigning took a new twist as Kahn’s party was accused of failing to stamp out anti-Semitism in its ranks amid a row over comments by another lawmaker on her Facebook account saying that Israel should be moved to the United States.
Khan condemned the comment and distanced himself from former London mayor Ken Livingstone, who on Thursday was suspended from the Labour party for supporting the party member at the centre of the controversy.
He said on Sunday the anti-Semitism row, fuelled by comments made by Livingstone linking Hitler with Zionism, could hit his chances in the election.
Hitler linked with Zionism. Is anyone else dizzy yet? We are currently living in a world wherein truth no longer exists. A huge, confusing lie is told and accepted by media and politicians as a truthful premise to be used as a foundation for layers upon layers of supporting ideas – all founded upon the original huge lie. “Hands up, don’t shoot” comes to mind. That lie made its way into the United States House of Representatives.
“I accept that the comments that Ken Livingstone has made makes it more difficult for Londoners of Jewish faith to feel that the Labour Party is a place for them, and so I will carry on doing what I have always been doing, which is to speak for everyone,” he told The Observer newspaper.
In case you are wondering, Mr. Kahn’s doctrine of Islam has a bloody history of virulent anti-Semitism. He’s trying to fool London with a nice warm steaming pile of taqiyya. Judging from the polls, it’s working very nicely.
The left wing of the party — and notably its current leader Jeremy Corbyn — have long been sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and it is not the first time Labour has faced accusations that this had led to actual anti-Semitism.
Corbyn is likely to face new questions over his future if the party does poorly in the election.
And blah blah blah blah blah.
Read all of it. If the polls are correct, England is about to make one giant leap toward abject capitulation to Shariah. London, my loves, will be ruled by a Muslim mayor.
Who could ever have guessed this would happen?
Thanks to The New Observer for the link to Reuters’ report.