London mayor should follow Trump’s lead

First published March 23, 2017 in Toronto Sun

Last year, London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan shrugged off terror attacks as “part and parcel of living in a big city.”

With an attitude like that, no wonder London sadly finds itself recovering from a heinous, terrorist attack.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the Muslim madman who plowed an SUV into a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, then crashed into the fence outside the British Parliament building. Four people were murdered and around dozens others suffered injuries.

Tragically, Mayor Khan’s words from 2016 proved prescient. Khan was visiting New York City after that London terror attack in September.

In an interview at the time, reported by the Independent, Khan explained that major cities like London “have got to be prepared for these sorts of things” to happen.

Well, actually no — not if they have a plan to thwart radical Islam.

Here are two simple, common-sense ideas: Call it the ugly name that it is — “Muslim terrorism” — and tighten immigration laws to keep out Muslim extremists who want to kill its citizens.

Khan’s complacency towards the inevitability of terror attacks against Britain is a consequence of the past decades of Britain’s soft immigration polices and an eagerness to put political correctness above the safety of its citizens. Germany, France and Belgium have seen the same heinous carnage because of Europe’s open-border policy.

After the recent attack in London, Donald Trump Jr. posted a tweet with a link to Independent story from last year:

“You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan”

Trump Jr. is right.

America doesn’t accept the probability or inevitability of terror attacks as a common occurrence in our big cities.

Americans work at the federal, state and local level to prevent them. And there’s a new president committed to stopping ISIS from blowing up, plowing into and killing Americans.

In fact, if Mayor Khan is really committed to “keeping Londoners safe” and “exchanging ideas and best practice” with other world officials as he said last year in New York, he would support a travel ban similar to the American president’s effort — for his nation.

Instead, in January, Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a major western city, railed against Trump’s ban, calling it cruel.

In a haughty interview with Sky News, Khan said: “I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump.

“I don’t think he should be coming on a state visit while the ban is in place, I couldn’t be clearer.”

Khan’s refusal to face the reality that some of his brethren are committing “sick and depraved” acts in the name of Islam, as British Prime Minister Theresa May recently said, makes it appear that he’s rolling out the red carpet for terrorists.

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