Islam tightens hold on Europe with election victory...
The results from this week’s that will leave the capital of the United Kingdom under the rule of a Muslim – for the first time in history – is evidence of Islam’s tightening grip on Europe, critics say.
The vote gave the Labour Party’s Sadiq Khan a victory over the Conservative Party’s Zac Goldsmith.
The highly divisive campaign reflected the growing ethnic and religious divisions within the city, where many areas are set to be majority Muslim within a matter of years.
Khan’s controversial past became an important issue in the campaign, as a video from 2009 surfaced in which Khan appeared to characterize moderate Muslims as “Uncle Toms.”
Khan also repeatedly spoke on the same platform as various Islamic extremists, including Yasser al-Siri, a convicted terrorist and confidante of the notorious preacher Yasser al-Siri. According to Prime Minister David Cameron, a Conservative, Khan also shared a platform nine times with the imam Suliman Gani, who is alleged to be a supporter of the Islamic State.
As the campaign proceeded, other embarassments for Khan surfaced, including that he followed people on Twitter who posted propaganda for the Islamic State and that his former parliamentary assistant was posting homophobic and misogynistic messages as well as pictures of himself with guns.
Khan’s former brother-in-law Makbool Javaid was also linked to the extremist group Al-Muhajiroun, which praised both the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the July 7, 2005, attacks in London.
For his part, Khan has denied he shares any extremist views with those he’s associated with in the past.
Nonetheless, the Labour Party has avoided taking a defensive stance on the accusations.