London’s First Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan is a Hypocrite

mayorIn June of this year, London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, has moved to ban advertisements that show healthy women in bikinis.

Khan, elected in May, has told Transport for London to stop running the ads amid concerns that the advertising “can demean people, particularly women”.

Mayor Khan recently said, “As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies. It is high time it came to an end.”

In this pursuit to rid London of certain types of ads, it’s clear he does not support freedom of expression.

Ironically, Sadiq Khan has lashed out at France’s “burkini ban” as he traveled to Paris to discuss Muslim integration with his French counterpart.

The Mayor of London insisted no one had the right to tell women what they should wear after French police made a woman remove her burkini on a Nice beach on Wednesday.  Where photographers with hi-resolution equipment and long lenses were prepared to capture the encounter between police and the young lady.

The case has fueled the debate over the Islamic swimsuit ban, which has been implemented by a number of towns around France in the wake of a wave of terrorist attacks.

burkininewMr. Khan told the London Evening Standard, “I’m quite firm on this. I don’t think anyone should tell women what they can and can’t wear. Full stop. It’s as simple as that.

“I don’t think it’s right. I’m not saying we’re perfect yet, but one of the joys of London is that we don’t simply tolerate difference, we respect it, we embrace it, and we celebrate it.”

In this regard, Mayor Khan is a firm support of freedom of expression.  Mr. Khan, you sir, are a world-class hypocrite.

 

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