Over 130 United Kingdom mosque leaders refuse to bury London attackers
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 9:19
President Donald Trump seized on the London terror attack to demand the USA ban on travelers from some Muslim countries be reinstated Monday, sparking a diplomatic row with Britain and jeopardizing his legal defense of the measure in the process.
"I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the President of the United States of America in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", Khan told the News Channel.
"When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate".
"People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!", Trump said Monday morning.
On Tuesday, May told a political rally in response to a question about Trump's tweets, "I think Donald Trump was wrong in the things that he has said about Sadiq Khan".
But Trump seized on only a small portion of Khan's remarks, tweeting Sunday: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'"
In the wake of Saturday s deadly attack, Trump renewed calls for a travel crackdown, while attacking London s Muslim mayor, the media, Democrats, judges and opponents who accuse him of playing the politics of fear. Khan's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet.
"Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days".
It is the second day that Trump has twisted the mayor's words. Conway would not say whether the president should apologize to Khan and, instead, argued that there's an "obsession with covering everything Trump says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".
Khan is elected as the first Muslim mayor of London. "We are not going to let Donald Trump divide our communities", he later added.
Khan emphasized that Trump's policies and behavior should not be sanctioned with a visit.
After his election a year ago, Khan tweeted criticism of then-candidate Trump's rhetoric, saying that his "ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe".
"I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it is wrong to say anything else", she said.
"It is a reality I'm afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things", he said. During the US presidential election campaign, Khan was among many people who spoke out against Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, an idea he said would play into the hands of extremists.
"We saw on Saturday night some of the people in the health service, some of the consultants, surgeons, were Muslims surgeons, some of them people who'd come to this country from Muslim majority countries", the mayor continued.