Bold statements from the mayor of London this last week shocked the world. Cloaked in tragedy, the city could not have been prepared for its mayor to speak out in such a way.
Sadiq Khan told the community that his thoughts and prayers were with London and its first responders. He clearly did not think much about his additional statements. Claiming that such attacks are “part and parcel” of life in a big city, he continued, “It is a reality I’m afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things.”
Understandably, people were outraged.
“Does it not cross your brain that the only reason Islamic terrorism is a threat is because we have imported millions of muslims who follow a book that tells them they are the best of peoples and everyone else is scum, and their duty to ‘allah’ is to kill us all?”
“YES, WE ALL REMEMBER HOW TERRORISM WAS “PART AND PARCEL” BEFORE! SURE! DON’T YOU ALL REMEMBER THAT??? STRANGE HOW IT’S NOT “PART AND PARCEL” IN BIG CITIES WITHOUT A MUSLIM POPULATION! HAS ANYBODY NOTICED THAT? WHY IS THAT???”
“Living with the threat of being blown to bits is not part and parcel of living in a big city. Why is Khan appeasing terrorists? Is it because they are his mates that voted for him?”
It turns out they very well might be his friends. Evidence is coming to light that points to a clear and strong link between Khan and organizations that promote terror.
Khan, while a legal advocate, was the Chief Legal Advisor for the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB). The group created a delegation to address what they were describing as “indiscriminate” arrests of Muslims in 2003.
The Council had admitted to giving money to groups tied to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Consequently, they have been banned from Israel. This drew the scrutiny of the British government as well. They discovered “irregularities” in aid received from the government of over one million pounds, or about one and a half million dollars.
Showing his solidarity, Khan spoke at an event in 2004 where Ibrahim Hewitt was also featured. Hewitt is notorious for his views on adultery. He has openly admitted to being in favor of stoning as a punishment for the offense. He also serves on The Palestinian Relief and Development Fund (Interpal) as chairman. The group has been named a Terrorist Entity by the United States Department of Treasury for “providing support to Hamas and acting as part of its funding network in Europe.”
During the same year, the London mayor also spoke out as a supporter of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a Qatar-based Egyptian cleric. The holy man has praised suicide bombings and stated that under Islam, homosexuality is a crime. Additionally, he said that Palestinian suicide attacks against Israel are justified.
In 1999 the U.S. barred Qaradawi from entering. The UK did the same in 2008 and France agreed in 2012.
The MCB does not publically acknowledge ties with any organization. However, a report released in 2015 showed that supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood “played an important role in establishing the MCB, running it, and continue to exert significant influence.”
The UK officially cut ties with MCB in 2009 when the group signed a document supporting violence against countries in favor of an arms blockade in Gaza.
The MCB, that Khan worked for, was also found linked to Jamaat-e-Islami, a group involved with numerous terror organizations in Pakistan. Their members have even faced accusations in Bangladesh for war crimes.
Khan chose to act as legal consultation to Zacarius Moussaoui, a convicted member of the 9/11 plot. He held the distinction of being the only Muslim member of the defense team. Moussaoui was eventually extradited to America where he pled guilty. He is currently serving six life sentences without possibility of parole.
During a 2008 speech, Khan was filmed receiving support from ISIS. He was speaking at the Global Peace and Unity festival organized by the Islam Channel. They were found guilty of extremism by the British government, both before and after that speech. Audience members were seen waving the black jihad flag and wearing headbands with terrorist slogans.
How does Khan justify his associations? The answer is, he doesn’t because nobody asks. Walking on the eggshells of political correctness, there are few that would question a Muslim leader.
Terror has come to his city. Looking at the evidence, it could easily be said that it was there all along, thinly-veiled, waiting for the time to strike.