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Q: London now has a Muslim mayor...

So what?

 

Apparently, 12% of the London population are Muslim... meaning, the other 88% are not.

 

And, yet, this guy still gets voted in...

 

One must wonder why!!!

 

Well, if one ONLY looks at religious or rational backgrounds, one must wonder why!

 

If one only looks at politics in voting trends, maybe it's damn obvious why he got elected. He's the better candidate! He's seen as being not only a better representative for the city, but also seen as a person more in line with what the city wants, and how to achieve that.

 

However, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) has had a Muslim mayor for at least a couple of years (since 2009!!) - I don't see any serious problems in that country (of they size and type the xenophobes are indicating*). Last year, after the Paris bombings, he very publicly told Muslims in The Netherlands, that if they didn't want to be Dutch and adopt and follow Dutch values, then they should fk off! ("pack their bags" and other quotes.. which my net connection is now not letting me see :(   )

 

Australia has had a Muslim in the Federal parliament since 2010... I don't hear calls from him saying we need more mosques, and calling for all women to cover up (or closing down beaches... or outlawing alcohol....).

 

 

Congratulations Sadiq Khan!

 

 

 

(* I'm sure The Netherlands does have problems - as all countries do. But a sudden upsurge in extremist Islamism and terrorist activity is NOT one of them!)

 

(Now, what are the chances of the Islamophobes actually apologising...???? I'm figuring about none... they'll just keep up with the mantra of "you just wait and see!")

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Shouldnt all see him just as a London'er (a UK citizen) and his qualifications for the office (Religion should be his private matter).

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I wrote this as a reply to a negative comment about his election on another thread. Going to repeat myself here. 

 

Yes, Sadiq Khan's family are Pakistani, he's British by birth. Grew up on a council estate and made something of his life himself. This guy will try and do things for the ordinary people of London, unlike his main (losing) contender Zac Goldsmith who was born with a silver spoon up his arse, given his businesses by his family and before becoming an MP was non-domiciled in the UK to avoid paying UK taxes. 

 

The people of London made the right choice. 

 

Additionally the people of London also ignored the inbuilt and insidious racism from Goldsmiths campaign. My only regret from this election was that Britain First got 32k votes. Khan will need to work harder than a non-Muslim mayor to show the minority of people worried about Islam that they have nothing to fear. 

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A politician's stated religion is only a problem if we make it one. Has nothing to do with terrorism by any stretch of the imagination. People care too much about symbolism:

People vote for a black guy, they get a watered-down politician with right-leaning policies.
People vote for a muslim guy, they get a watered-down politician with right-leaning policies.
People vote for a woman, they get a watered-down politician with right-leaning policies.
People vote for a gay guy, they get a watered-down politician with right-leaning policies.
People vote for a racist, they get a watered-down politician with right-leaning policies.
People vote for a total asshole, hey this watered-down politician with right-leaning policies won't let you down.

People vote for a well-intentioned democratic socialist, hey what are you plebs doing, voting with your brains and not your hearts?! Let's rig the voting process as bad as we can to disenfranchise you, because the establisment wants its watered-down politician with right-leaning policies.

And while everyone is distracted by flags and race and religious institutions and sexuality and drugs, nameless, faceless financial insitutions bleed the wealth out of the country and tell us it's out fault because [insert flag/religion/talking point]. In fact it's our idiot tax:
{media} Hey, it's cool to be an idiot!
{people} [idiotic opinions]
{establishment} Hey that's cool, now pay your idiot tax.
{people} Idiot tax so high - we no like.
{media} It's those [other] that make you [ingroup] look uncool. Go get 'em!
{people} [rabble rabble ranty rant kaboom!]
{establishment} It's their own fault. Stupid idiots...

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Hi SB, remember me? the teacher who had the deep brow from a certain HR who messed up my chances with moving on. Well I moved on soon after. I like your answer to the London Mayor and good luck to Sadiq Khan. Like all other newly elected politicians/mayors he must be given his chance to fulfill his mandate.

Hopefully he will be successful irregardless of race, colour...

 

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I lived in London for 5 years in the 90's.  Fantastic city.  Probably the most diverse place in the world.

 

If I still lived there I would probably have voted for Sadiq.  He is a left winger after all, and why his policies are not as far left as I would want, I would have voted for him over the other candidates.

 

As HowWhyWhen says above, his religion should have nothing to do with the election. People should vote for policies.

 

I have felt a bit dissapointed with the world news coverage on the results of this election.  The headline should read " London swings left" , rather than " Muslim man elected Mayor of London".  Londoners, with their vote have shown to the world that background is not as important as policy, but the media don't want to cover that.

 

But I will say, I have enjoyed the exploding heads over on the Britain First FB page. Lol.   They managed to get 31k votes, and I think the BNP managed to get about 15k. So we can say there are about 45-50k racist biffers in London.  That's not too bad for a city of 8.5 million.

 

Indeed, maybe under the new Mayors socialist policies, education will improve and the number of biffers will go down.

 

And now for my usual American centered comment.

 

Donald Trump, when asked if the new London Mayor would be allowed in the USA if Trump was POTUS, Trump said exceptions can always be made.

 

Wow. When I think about what he just said, my head spins.

 

How about if Sadiq Khan converted to another religion. Then he could visit the USA no problem. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Const...

 

Something about the right to practice religion freely, and something about the state not being allowed to establish religion.

 

The UK is a secular country. It's Government are secular, and although Queen is head of State and Head of the Church of England, politicians do not stand for office on religious agendas.

 

But when the potential leader of the free world can display such intolerance towards an entire religion, it's no wonder the world media consider the new Mayors religion to be more important than his political manifesto.

 

The world, I fear is being dumbed down by the lowest common denominator, bigotry and fear.

 

 

 

 

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http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4226/uk-child-sex-slavery

 

NEWSFLASH

 

The smart middle class conservatives who can not afford bodyguards have already left London, so there is no voters for the conservatives and their complacency is the reason. Two decades of political correctness and looking the other way, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Omg, there is evil everywhere , how did this happen?

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so if multiculturalizm is so great how come we have colonies instead of assimilation?
cant wait to find out how many immigrants are on the government beifits and dont work .
we used to welcome doctors and professional people now we get the dregs that want a easy life at the host countrys tax payers expence
I will say something for Chinese that live abroad in that i haven't met one tjat was on the unemployment benefit .
we have a census this year so hopefully we will have a clearer picture of the damage that has been done here .
islam wants to play the victim because a supposed few want to kill us ...well it is time the so called moderates clean house and clean up their mess.
isnt it funny how these terrorists can be tracked back to particular mosques yet the congragation know nothing . Shilts must be a Arabic name
I see nothing Ihear nothing I know Nothing.
so to all you bleeding harts have your utopia and pay for it but don't expect me to cover your account.
for me i have had conversations with Muslims in civilian life and the military
and they are just as victim card holders as the rest yet they do sweet fucking nothing to fix the problem.
in Australia it is the Sunie that weld the Islamic flag and yet dont represent the majority of followers yet due to being so vocal they are the ones we here from .
note most of the terrorists in resent times have been Sunie and come from Saudi and Qatar and sponsor I S and bin Ladens mob.
that asshole Mon Monas was a Iranian but a converted to Sunie.
this is also the area were the islamic invaders came from that forced Europe to begin the Crusades in defence .
But the do gooders forget this and it is not allowed to be taught in schools as it might upset someone.
A child care that my kids went to canceled Easter egg haunt in fear it would upset a parent .so myself and a dozen others changed daycares
within a week they offered us discounts to return but not change to policy only one family went back.(not mine)
so set up your multicultural Utopia in a tolerant Islamic Country and try wearing a cross or going to a Christian church just leave me alone.

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Funny how no Muzzie has commented just do gooder polite police .
Dam that guilt must run deep .
i notice that they don't like to debate facts and prefer the easy way out and just yell xenophobia .
i wish they would ban rose coloured glasses .

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I did realize that common people are the same elsewhere irrespective of their beliefs, working their asses out to feed themselves and may have nothing to do what we learn from bigoted media howls.

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-a very true statement repeated above.... most people are GOOD!!!

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Well done, who cares. Good job!

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What is it to the with China? Who cares uk ? Just talk about China related subjects in this forum 

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1552591/dramatic-footage-shows-armed-cops-swooping-on-russell-square-attacker-moments-after-he-killed-us-woman-whose-last-words-were-hes-still-here/

 

The religion of peace and harmony strikes again, can you feel the love, can I get an amen from the crowd. Turn your hymnals to page 188 for Amazing Grace.

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/02/islamic-state-muslims-ran-america-lucrative-african-slave-trade-continued/

 

yes, Atlanta Journal and Constitution ( sorry i mean atlanta urinal and constipation), I need to run a classified ad to sell my slave, how much for this Sunday edition?

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Most of your posts have more DOWNVOTED than upvoted. Is this what makes you brave to point at others?

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Tommy Robinson for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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This is for Ambi and Icnif...as I can't reply above. You are both clearly clueless about Tommy Robinson and British legal system

 

Do you actually know why he has been jailed? Have a read of this link below…which is a right-wing nationalist website…even they say he deserves what he got.

 

For those who don’t open the link…. Tommy Robinson was given a suspended jail sentence for contempt of court in 2016. This was for hassling Muslim defendants in a child abuse case and broadcasting their details when there were reporting restrictions. He then did the same thing this week. At which point he was arrested…and then his suspended sentence was activated. He put these trials at risk…which mean the peado defendants might get away with their crimes.

 

 

http://www.renegadetribune.com/why-tommy-robinson-is-an-idiot-in-the-wrong/

 

 

 

 

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6658524/shocking-moment-london-mayor-sadiq-khan-is-heckled-with-vile-abuse-by-tommy-robinson-supporters

 

The tangled web of British society deceit. What a show, got to love it, though I prefer popcorn as opposed to fish and chips.

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shocking-fifteen-acid-attacks-happen-13073723

 

I wonder where this behavior came from, a decade ago it was unheard of, oh well, its the new norm, nothing we can or will actually do about it.

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