This picture was published in The Nation newspaper on May 08, 2016.
My View Of The Picture:
A great change was experienced in London in the month of May when Mr. Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor of London. For the first time in the history of London a Muslim became Mayor. Politically, Mr. Khan was the Member of Parliament for Tooting (constituency in the House of Commons) from 2005-2016. He belongs to a British Pakistani Family and his father was a bus driver. I personally never heard about Mr. Khan before his victory as Mayor. His win and his statement addressing Donald Trump forced me to learn a little more about him.
Mr. Khan in his statement said “Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe – it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of the extremists. Donald Trump and those around him think that western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam – London has proved him wrong”. Very nice Mr. Khan! You bluntly slapped down the views of Donald Trump and people like him. Looking at today’s world we see unrest, killing, madness and a lust for money everywhere. People like Trump are making this world more unsafe and fragile by giving mad statements. Not only Mr. Khan but Paris Mayor also said “Donald Trump is so stupid”. A good sign that people around the world think that he is a danger to the World. But let’s see whether American people think in the same way or not. It is amazing to see that Mr. Trump is in the final lineup of Presidential race by Republicans, which shows that many Americans want to see Donald Trump as next President of America. Oh my God! Fasten your seatbelts if he will be the next President of America and able to do what he is saying now.
Mr. Khan, very rightly said that people like Donald Trump are making both America and England less safe. Seems that he is sensibly predicting the outcome of irrational statements from Mr. Trump. Donald & Co are just acting like a bully boy in school. They are playing with fire! We are already facing sponsored terrorism around the world and due to such acts people who want to feel normal will only feel more unsafe and suppressed by Trump statements. As a result of this bully, suppressed people will eventually react violently just like in school when the bully suppresses many until one day one of his many victims gathers his courage and beats that bully. So, Mr. Trump, actually you are making your country more unsafe as stated and predicted by Mr. Khan. The world needs some calmness, some peace instead of more fights, killings and violence.
Looking at the picture, confident Mr. Khan is taking an oath on the Quran to become Mayor formally, I hope and pray that he will act like a true Muslim and try his best to make this world more peaceful, at least to the extent of his ambit. Already Muslims and the image of their religion are being badly tarnished due to sponsored terrorism, fake Muslims and by those Muslims who do not know about the true spirit of Islam.
Therefore, Good Luck Mr. Khan! The task ahead is tough because it’s not only America who acts like a bully but your country always acts as an accomplice.