A statement from London’s mayor:
‘Sadiq Khan: Terrorists ‘do not commit these disgusting acts in my name as a Muslim’
London mayor Sadiq Khan, speaking at a vigil in Potters Field Park beside City Hall in central London, said that the city’s message to terrorists is “We will defeat you, you will not win.”
He told thousands of people who gathered to hold a minute’s silence for the victims of Saturday night’s atrocity that “London stands in defiance” against the “cowardly” and “barbaric” attack.
The crowds applauded as he spoke of his Muslim faith, saying: “You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name. Your perverse ideology has nothing to do with the values of Islam.”
He thanked the “brave Londoners” who risked their lives to save others. “You are the best of us,” he said.’
He seems to have forgotten his own history of working with and for the release of Islamists such as members of al-Muhajiroun and Hizb ut-Tahrir. Hypocrisy? And nothing to do with Islam is quite the extreme claim, especially when you have a history of whipping up anti-Ahmedi sentiment among your Sunni-grassroots.
Source for speech:
‘Live|London Bridge attack latest: Two of the terrorists named by police as officers launch fresh raids in East London’ – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/05/london-bridge-attack-latest-gunshots-heard-police-launch-fresh/
Source for his history written by Maajid Nawaz:
‘The Secret Life of Sadiq Khan, London’s First Muslim Mayor’ – http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-secret-life-of-sadiq-khan-londons-first-muslim-mayor