London mayor Sadiq Khan shared a stage at a 2003 conference with a close friend of one of the London Bridge terrorists’ and who also stands charged with training one of the 7/7 bombers, the Daily Mail reports.
Sajeel Shahid is accused of training the ringleader of the July 7, 2007 London bomb attacks and reportedly was a speaker on the same stage as Khan.
Additionally, the Mail found out that Shahid was close with terrorist Khuram Butt who slaughtered seven people last Saturday in London. The two participated in martial arts classes together at the all-Muslim Ummah Fitness gym in east London.
“At the time of this conference, the Mayor of London was a leading human rights lawyer and chair of Britain’s pre-eminent human rights organisation – he spoke because it was quite literally his job,” a spokesman told the Daily Mail.
Shahid also called for attacks against British troops and headed up terror training camp in Pakistan where participants were taught to make bombs and fire rocket-propelled grenades.
Khan spoke at the conference that also featured Yasser al-Sirri, an individual sentenced to death in Egypt for a political assassination attempt.