London Mayor Sadiq compares Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric with ISIS

LONDON: Hitting out at US President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Sunday said that the US president’s tone reflects the propaganda touted by IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL.

Speaking at an event at the Labour party conference in Brighton, the Mayor of London also claimed he’d become a “reluctant participant” in the continuing spat between himself and Trump.

Sadiq Khan, a practicing Muslim had made the remarks during a Guardian Live event, the paper reported.

“My view 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,” he said.

“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.”

He said President’s call for a travel ban from several majority Muslim countries gave the “wrong impression” of the religion.

“I’m a westerner, but also a very proud Muslim. There are some people who want to divide our communities – I’m not going to let them,” Khan said.