London Mayor Sadiq Khan threw a City Hall party last night with dignitaries from 11 nations that ban citizens of Israel from entering in attendance.
Inquisitr The U.K. political blog Guido Fawkes published the revelation about the party attendees yesterday.
“Just hours after demanding the government rescinds its invite to President Trump over his travel ban, Sadiq Khan will tonight host a City Hall reception with 11 dignitaries whose countries bar Israeli citizens from entering… All 11 of these countries block travel to Israeli passport holders. Khan will use tonight’s party to criticize Trump’s ban as ‘cruel, prejudiced and counterproductive.’ While dining with 11 diplomats whose countries have done the same for years…”
The mayor aggressively opposes President Trump generally and in particular Trump’s temporary travel ban for seven Middle Eastern countries that were identified by the predecessor Obama administration as high risk.
Khan, a Brexit foe who publicly expressed support for Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, has also insisted that Prime Minister Theresa May cancel the formal invitation extended to Trump to visit the U.K. because of the president’s travel ban.
Sadiq Kahn also advocated for imposing sanctions against Israel but reversed course when he ran for London mayor, the Jewish Chronicle of London indicated in March of 2016.
The countries that ban entry for those persons holding Israeli passports are Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. According to Breitbart London, there are five other countries that prohibit people from Israel: Algeria, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.
Former UKIP leader and Brexit mastermind Nigel Farage, a Trump ally, called out Khan on Twitter for hypocrisy insofar as the Jewish state is concerned.
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The wrath of Khan, as it were, has also been directed at social media in a government initiative to root out online hate speech (only against Muslims). Upon coming into office, Sadiq Khan also banned advertisements using models in swimsuits throughout the London subway system that promote what he, as a Muslim, considers an “unhealthy body image.”