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In US visit, London mayor Sadiq Khan favors Hillary Clinton, says he’s a big fan

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CHICAGO: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that he’s a big fan of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton besides criticising Donald Trump.

“I’m a big fan of Hillary Clinton. She’s arguably the most experienced candidate to run to be president,” he said while addressing at ‘The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’.


Khan, who is of Pakistani descent and became the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital when he was elected in May, arrived in Chicago to begin a US trip promoting trade ties.

It was his first visit to the US as London’s mayor.

During his speech, Sadiq Khan criticised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on Muslim immigration.


Trump at one point called for a ban on Muslim immigration into the US. The candidate has since modified his stance to urge an immigration ban from countries with “a proven history of terrorism” and for “extreme vetting” of immigrants.

“We play straight into the hands of those who seek to divide us, of extremists and terrorists around the world, when we imply that it’s not possible to hold Western values dear and to be a Muslim,” Khan said.

“People shouldn’t have to drop their cultures and traditions when they arrive in our cities and countries,” Khan said, adding: “We all have multiple layers of identity.”

During his five-day trip, Sadiq Khan will also travel to New York, where he will visit a housing project and meet with Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, to discuss bringing the American sport to London.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.