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Sadiq Khan Compares Donald Trump to ISIS, Says Should Not Visit U.K.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan urges Trump, '‘Think about what you are saying.’ Because what you are saying is not dissimilar to what Daesh or so-called ISIS says'

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Sadiq Khan, London mayor, speaks during an interview in London, U.K., on Monday, Sep. 11, 2017
Khan compares Trump to ISIS. Sadiq Khan, London mayor, speaks during an interview in London, U.K., on Monday, Sep. 11, 2017Credit: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday that it would be wrong for Britain to host U.S. President Donald Trump on a state visit, describing some of the U.S. leader's views on Islam as "ignorant".

Khan and Trump have a history. During the U.S. 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.

Trump has criticised Khan, accusing the mayor of making a “pathetic excuse” over his statement urging Londoners not to be alarmed by the presence of additional police on the streets in response to an attack in June.

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At the annual conference of his opposition Labour Party, Khan told an audience with GuardianLive that he thought having a state visit, which Prime Minister Theresa May has said is still planned, was "wrong".

“My view was firstly ‘I’m not exceptional’ and secondly ‘Think about what you are saying.’ Because what you are saying is not dissimilar to what Daesh or so-called ISIS says."

“They say that there is a clash of civilisations, it is not possible to be a Muslim and a westerner, and the west hates us. And you are inadvertently playing their game, you are helping them.”

"I sometimes think people are ignorant," he said, adding that it was his job to educate them.

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