Mayor of London Sadiq Khan famously said terrorist attacks are “part and parcel” of living in a big city. Not only was the remark appalling, it spoke to a fundamental problem London has with Khan in charge of the city.
Khan was a human rights lawyer who defended many terrorists, as well as terrorist associates, in his work capacity.
But a deeper analysis shows that Khan was much more than just a zealous advocate–Khan was, and continues to be, a terrorist sympathizer.
Khan has an extensive and uncomfortable history tangential to terrorists.
Before Sadiq Khan became mayor of London, he was a lawyer who represented Islamic extremists, including a 9/11 conspirator, and held other close associations with terror groups Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and al-Qaeda to name a few. Video has recently surfaced of some of these ties as well as a report published by ZeroHedge.
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron faced criticism for warning that Khan was tied to ISIS, but according to the published report, Disobedient Media determined Cameron was right on the mark:
Khan has ties not just to organizations associated with ISIS, but also groups such as Hamas, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. During his time as mayor, London has seen an increase in terror incidents with concerning indications that terror groups wish to stage a major attack on the City of London. Rather than focusing on combatting terror, Khan has used his forum to tell Londoners as well as citizens in other parts of Europe and the United States that the West must learn to live with terrorism as a part of daily life. Khan’s extreme flirtation with radical Islamic extremism raises serious questions about his commitment to fighting a wave of extremist fueled terrorism that only continues to spread after a number of attacks and police operations in London and other areas of the UK.
TruthRevolt reported that Mayor Khan disinvited President Trump from visiting London since both politicians have such opposite views on fighting terrorism. Whereas Trump wants to get tough, Khan acquiesces. A look at the specific claims of his terror-tied past gives us new insight into why he continues to harbor terrorists:
During his time as a legal advocate, Sadiq Khan served as the Chief Legal Advisor of the Muslim Council of Britain’s legal affairs committee. Khan was a member of a delegation organized by the Muslim Council of Britain in 2003 to protest what they described as “indiscriminate” arrests of Muslims for alleged terror ties. The Muslim Council of Britain was placed under investigation by the British government over “irregularities” surrounding £1,263,000 in aid given to it by the government. In the past it has admitted to funding groups tied to both Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad and is banned from Israel as a result of its ties to terror.
[In 2004] Khan spoke out in defense of Qatar-based Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has praised suicide attacks and decreed that homosexuality is a crime under Islam. Qaradawi has travelled directly to Gaza for the purpose of providing Hamas with ideological legitimacy and stated that Palestinian suicide attacks against the nation of Israel are justified. Qaradawi was also barred from entering into the United States in 1999, the UK in 2008, and France in 2012.
In 2009, Khan acted as a member of an international campaign which sought to resist attempts to extradite Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan for their role in providing material support to the Taliban and Chechen jihadist groups via a number of websites they ran under the name of Azzam Publications. Ahmad and Ahsan were ultimately extradited to the United States, where they pled guilty to terrorism charges.
Khan went to visit Babar Ahmad on multiple occasions between May 21, 2005 and June 2006, while he was being held in Woodhill prison awaiting a ruling on his extradition request. It was reported that Khan visited Ahmad, not in his capacity as an MP, but as a friend, as the two had known each other since they were children.
Sadiq Khan has historically maintained close relational and professional ties with groups associated with both Al-Qaeda and ISIS. During the 1990’s, Khan’s brother in law Makbool Javaid gave fiery public addresses advocating jihad and whose name even appeared on a fatwa calling for holy war against the United Kingdom and United States. Javaid was a member of the Islamic group Al-Muhajiroun. Al-Muhajiroun was founded by Islamic hate preacher Omar Bakri Muhammad, who has been banned from the UK since 2005 and acted as a sponsor and recruiter of British jihadists seeking to join ISIS.
While Khan has tried to distance himself from his brother in law and Al-Muhajiroun, in 2003 he shared a stage with Sajeel Abu Ibrahim, another member of Al-Muhajiroun and convicted terrorist who ran a camp in Pakistan which trained Taliban militants and Al-Qaeda 7/7 bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan.
In 2004, Khan made an “error of judgement” by attending four meetings organized by Stop Political Terror, a group supported by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula senior recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki.
In 2008, reports revealed that Khan was serving as a legal consultant for convicted 9/11 plotter Zacarius Moussaoui. It was further revealed that Khan was the only practicing Muslim on Moussaoui’s defense team. Moussaoui was ultimately extradited to the US, where he pled guilty to taking part in the 9/11 attacks.
Khan also regularly attended Tooting Islamic Center (TIC), which was run by Suliman Ghani. Gani is a vocal supporter of convicted Al Qaeda operative Aafia Siddiqui, as well as a supporter of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer. Khan has shared a platform with the controversial imam at least nine times between 2004 and 2013.
Sadiq Khan claims that much of his association with various individuals and groups tied to jihad and terrorism was a result of his work as a human rights lawyer. However, The Daily Beast has noted that Khan did not attend the majority of these events in his capacity as a lawyer at all. Khan has a long history of making off color comments justifying sectarianism and terror. He has repeatedly had to apologize for comments he has made smearing moderate Muslims and telling Europeans and Americans to expect terrorism as a part of living in metropolitan areas.
And that’s just scratching the surface. The report goes into much more detail. But the summary above raises plenty of red flags as to why London continues to be attacked: An Islamic sympathizer is in office.
Sadiq Khan. Campaigned to get Farrakhan – ‘kill all whites’ – into the UK. Now campaigning to keep The Donald out. pic.twitter.com/v2a2HTwiXw
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) June 6, 2017
Louis Farrakhan also called Judaism a “gutter religion,” but somehow Khan believes Donald Trump’s rhetoric is too boorish and offensive.
Ironically, Maajid Nawaz, one of the extremists Khan defended, has since abandoned radical Islam and has been outspoken against many of its barbaric and troubling practices.
As a result, Nawaz has been labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center (and other left-wing groups) as an “anti-Muslim extremist.” So when Nawaz was an actual radical, he was labeled innocent by men like Khan.
Now that Nawaz is honest about his past and strongly advocates for reform in Islam, he’s called an “extremist.”
The moral compass of the left is completely busted, and apparent terror sympathizers like Sadiq Khan are a big reason why.