Sadiq Khan, London’s Muslim mayor, has demanded that President Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom be cancelled.
Khan reportedly told Sky News, “I don’t think he should be coming on a state visit while the ban is in place, I couldn’t be clearer.”
“I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump,” he added.
Khan’s demand comes after Trump issued an executive order restricting travel into the United States from several Muslim-majority countries.
Despite the fact that the executive order leaves most of the world’s Muslims untouched and unrestricted to travel to the U.S., several news outlets like Slate, Al-Jazeera, and the New York Times editorial board reported Trump issued a “Muslim Ban.” (RELATED: Majority Of World’s Muslims Untouched By Trump Visa Ban)
Trump and the London mayor have traded words before, with Khan saying then-candidate Trump had an “ignorant” view of Islam in May 2016.
“Donald Trump and those around him think that western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam – London has proved him wrong,” Khan said.