He’s the first Muslim mayor of a major European country, beating off his Conservative opponent despite the Tories being described as running 'an anti-Islamic campaign.”'
Sadiq Khan has received plaudits from around the world since his appointment… but already appears to have an enemy in the potential new U.S. President. Donald Trump has labelled him 'very rude' and 'very nasty' after Khan said Trump’s “ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe.”
Donald Trump has said he wants to stop all Muslims going to America but he says he’d make an exception for Sadiq Khan.
However, Sadiq Khan said ‘There’s nothing exceptional about me.’ He continued: 'The vast majority of Muslims are law-abiding and peaceful. I accept there are a small minority of people who do bad things, they’re terrorists they’re criminals, they’e using the name of Islam to justify what they do, but you’re playing into the hands of extremists by saying western, liberal values are not compatible with mainstream Islam.’