Trump has ‘ig­no­rant’ Is­lam view

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NEW Lon­don mayor Sadiq Khan has hit out at Don­ald Trump’s “ig­no­rant” view of Is­lam af­ter the US pres­i­den­tial hope­ful sug­gested he would ex­empt him from any ban on Mus­lims en­ter­ing Amer­ica.

Mr Trump, who is widely ex­pected to be con­firmed as the Repub­li­can can­di­date for the pres­i­dency, ap­peared to ex­tend an olive branch to Mr Khan when he wel­comed his elec­tion as the first Mus­lim mayor of a ma­jor Euro­pean cap­i­tal.

Asked by the New York Times how his pro­posed ban on Mus­lims would ap­ply to Mr Khan, Trump said: “There will al­ways be ex­cep­tions.”

But Mr Khan said: “Don­ald Trump’s ig­no­rant view of Is­lam could make both of our coun­tries less safe – it risks alien­at­ing main­stream Mus­lims around the world and plays into the hands of ex­trem­ists.”

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