Watch: 4 of the Biggest Freakouts in Response to the Election of London Mayor Sadiq Khan
The election pf Sadiq Khan, a Labour Member of Parliament, to London's city hall was historic for many reasons. Khan is the first Muslim mayor of London and his victory wasn't well received by all. Here are 5 of the worst moments since the election.
1. Graham Moore from the fringe nationalist and xenophobic English Democrats Party called the election "the most serious event to happen in London since the Blitz."
Moore went into a tirade: “I don’t go around chopping people’s heads off. I don't go around bombing the London Underground. I believe in democracy. Islam doesn't believe in democracy. That's factual!"
3. The moment Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor, another fringe group, Britain First's Paul Golding turned his back, but curiously “turned back to face the front again when Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith made his concession speech," the Independent reported.
3. Sadiq Khan's tweet regarding London's commemoration of the Holocaust was not well recieved, to say the least.
At Yom HaShoah commemorations today. So important to reflect, remember and educate about the 6 million Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust.— Sadiq Khan (@Sadiq Khan)1462731243.0
4. Donald Trump's announced Tuesday he could "make an exception" for Sadiq Khan in regards to his proposed Muslim ban. However, Khan told CNN that he doesn't want to be the exception, and that "Donald Trump's ignorant views of Islam could make both [the US and UK] less safe." Fox News couldn't wait to spin that one. "Isn't that a threat?" Sean Hannity asked his panel of Muslim "experts" on Wednesday.