Trump has ‘ignorant’ Islam view
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.”