London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, incensed over President Trump’s denouncement of his soothing, politically-correct tone in the wake of the recent terror attack, said Monday that – as far as he was concerned – Britain’s prime minister should cancel the president’s visit to England. In remarks made to Channel 4 News, Khan said that Britain shouldn’t be “rolling out the red carpet to the President of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for.”
After Mayor Khan said there was “no reason to be alarmed” in the wake of Saturday’s terror attack, President Trump sneered at him on Twitter:
“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!'”
Khan’s office subsequently told the media that the mayor “has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police — including armed officers — on the streets.”
Trump fired back on Monday, saying that the response was nothing more than a “pathetic excuse” for the original statements.
We can debate about whether or not Trump was justified in singling out Khan’s “no reason to be alarmed” comments, which were pretty much par for the course for a public official trying to prevent a panic in his city. That said, Khan’s tone when it comes to Islamic terror is consistently blind to reality, and for that there really is no excuse, pathetic or otherwise.
As for the state visit, by all means, cancel away! If you think it’s more important to keep President Trump out of your country than it is to keep Islamic jihadists out, then Khan is absolutely right: Trump DOES NOT share your values, and woe be unto anyone who does. This is exactly the kind of foolish, multicultural liberalism that the U.S. rejected in November and it’s in the same ballpark as what Brits rejected in the Brexit vote last summer. Westerners have had it up to here with these politicians who put the poor, poor refugees ahead of their own citizens. If Khan and Theresa May haven’t gotten the message by now, then they’ll go down with the ship.