Western Europe's first Muslim mayor has found himself in the middle of quite a few controversies since he began his campaign last year. The mayor — who has multiple ties to Islamic extremists — threatened Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the U.S. would face attack unless if they attempted to ban Muslims from entering.
The mayor found himself in hot water once again when he announced plans to ban advertisements featuring sexy women on London's public transportation network.
Last week, Mayor Khan brought some of this logic with him on his recent trip to the United States.
London’s Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan has continued his pro-Hillary Clinton tour of the United States by declaring that immigrants into the West should not be forced to assimilate.
His comments come hot on the heels of the Chicago press exposing his connections to radical Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Mr. Khan, who was elected to be London’s mayor in May 2016, has also used his trip to claim that Republican candidate Donald Trump is “playing into the hands” of the Islamic State.
His trip runs contrary to the U.S. visit from former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who presented an upbeat message of defeating the political establishment on stage with Donald Trump.
Instead, Mr. Khan insisted: “One of the lessons from around the world is that a laissez-faire or hands-off approach to social integration doesn’t work. We need rules, institutions, and support to enable people to integrate into cohesive communities and for the avoidance of doubt, I don’t mean assimilation, I mean integration, and there’s a difference”.
He added: “People shouldn’t have to drop their cultures and traditions when they arrive in our cities and countries”.
Khan raises a straw man argument when he claims that people asking immigrants to assimilate want them to drop all of their cultures and traditions. They are simply asking that if immigrants want to be a part of a new culture that they adopt facets of their new home and share values with their new countrymen as well.