London Mayor Sadiq Khan — who has seen a number of terror attacks strike the city since he took office in May 2016 — has compared Donald Trump to ISIS in another attack on the U.S. President.
At a Guardian Live event in Brighton, Khan spoke of his anger at the President’s call for an anti-terror travel ban including several Muslim countries, and of Trump’s quip that he would make an exception for the Labour politician.
“My view was firstly ‘I’m not exceptional’ and secondly ‘Think about what you are saying.’ Because what you are saying is not dissimilar to what Daesh or so-called IS says.
“They say that there is a clash of civilisations, it is not possible to be a Muslim and a westerner, and the west hates us. And you are inadvertently playing their game, you are helping them.”
“I’m happy to educate people who are ignorant,” Khan told Guardian editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner, adding that American Muslims had made a great contribution as students, artists and politicians.
“I’m a westerner, but also a very proud Muslim…