MAMOSA Report; Irshad Salim — On the eve of Sadiq Khan’s historic win as London’s first Muslim Pakistan-origin Mayor, I wrote a news analysis: London is writing history, Clinton’s happy but Trump may be bent out of shape.
In it, I wrote:“Hillary, she’s apparently happy that Khan is the equalizer even an Atlantic away. More immigrants who typically support Democrats will now have several good reasons to band Clinton like the concrete wall her opponent promised along Mexican border.
If and when Hillary visits London, if and when she wins Presidential race, I expect she will give Khan a high five and a warm shake hand — and a go global carrying message for peace and inclusiveness…”
Khan has won and voiced his support for Hillary Clinton, and has said he hopes to see a female US president soon. So does democrats in the U.S., the unregistered immigrant voters who traditionally vote democrat and of course the non-voting undocumented immigrants — almost 12 million in the U.S. who if given the chance would overwhelmingly vote for Hillary.
Khan would vote for Hillary too, if given the chance it seems. Days after his victory, the son of a Pakistani immigrant family joined the league of who’s who against a Trump presidency.
According to CNBC, the real estate tycoon’s undisciplined approach is costing him the support of many in the GOP faithful. Former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush and former Governor Jeb Bush won’t support him. House Speaker Paul Ryan still hasn’t agreed to support him. Lifetime Republican strategist Mary Matalin is leaving the party in Trump’s wake. The list goes on.
The first Muslim mayor of London on Thursday again hit out at Trump, saying he hopes the US presidential candidate loses the election.
Khan’s comments come after he rejected Trump’s offer to make him an “exception” to a ban on Muslims traveling to the US.
“Of course, I’ll travel to America. But I’m hoping that he’s not the guy that wins,” Khan told CNN.
“I’m not exceptional. So for Donald Trump to say Mayor Khan can be allowed but not the rest is ridiculous because there are business people here [in London] who want to do business in America who happen to be Muslim.
“There are young people here who want to study in America who happen to be Muslim. There are people here who want to go on holiday in America who happen to be Muslim and around the world.
“Now by giving the impression that Islam and the West are incompatible, you’re playing into the hands of the extremists.”
Trump is manipulating people by playing on their fears rather than addressing them, Khan says.
“My message to Donald Trump and his team is that your views of Islam are ignorant.”
Khan says America has a choice when it comes to elections in November.
“You have a choice of hope over fear, a choice of unity over division, you’ve got a choice of someone who is trying to divide your communities in America, but divide America from the rest of the world.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s candidacy is sparking ‘a surge’ in citizenship and voter applications. According to the Washington Post, activists, lawmakers and political consultants around the U.S. are saying Hispanics are flooding into citizenship workshops and congressional offices and jamming hotlines on how to become citizens or register to vote.
“Many say they are primarily motivated by the rise of Trump, who has proposed deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants and building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.”
(Based on reporting in the Washington Post, VOANews and RT.com)