Trump’s anti-Muslim bigotry has a long history. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has expressed his grief over Donald Trump’s insulting behaviour with him of being a Muslim. Trump Discriminates Against me on Every Level because of Islam: London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Sadiq Khan remembers frequent occasions when outgoing President Donald Trump “singled [him] out” during his term in the office for “no other reason” than his faith.
Khan said, speaking to the LBC radio on Monday!
“Being a Muslim ain’t easy, it isn’t easy. It’s never been harder to be a Muslim than in the last four years. The last four years was the crucial time when it was showcased that the leader of the free world, a mainstream politician, perpetuating a view that Islam and the West are incompatible”.
Trump Discriminates Against me on Every Level because of Islam: London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan
“all of us [Muslims] must be bad or must be terrorists because of the actions of a very small minority. Let’s be frank, the reason I was singled out was not because of any other reason than my faith. This led to Muslims around the world “carrying an additional weight” due to the actions and words of Donald Trump. Many across the globe were not happy with the way Trump treated minorities and people who were different from him.
Trump and London’s mayor has been involved in a recurring Twitter spat over time
Trump wrote after a statement by the mayor following the 2017 London Bridge attack,
“Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement,”
Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
Khan said after being targeted,
“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for.”
We are all shocked and angry today – but this is our city. We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism. pic.twitter.com/o7ZMwg28mv
— Mayor of London (gov.uk/coronavirus) (@MayorofLondon) June 4, 2017
In 2018, when Trump attacked Khan
“a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in. Khan was “a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London!”
Khan’s remarks came in the Islamophobia Awareness Month during which the Muslim Council of Britain, the country’s biggest Muslim umbrella group, holds events to raise awareness about anti-Muslim hate crimes among the public.
The council said on Monday,
“It is unacceptable for a Muslim politician to be discriminated against because of their faith. Unfortunately, Islamophobia permeates through all aspects of public life.”
Muslims want Biden to address discrimination and harassment against Muslims across the country. They want respect and safety. Muslims who reside in America do not want to be targeted for having a beard and headscarf.