London Jews give hero’s welcome to Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan

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(AP – Monday, May 9, 2016),  London’s newly elected Muslim mayor paid respect Sunday to the millions of Jews slain in the Holocaust as his first public engagement in office — and received a hero’s welcome from London’s Jewish community at the end.

Sadiq Khan attended the north London ceremony following an ethnically charged election campaign, during which Conservative Party opponents sought to portray him as an apologist for Islamic extremism and to highlight cases of alleged anti-Semitism within the ranks of Khan’s Labor Party.

SADIQ KHAN, FIRST MUSLIM ELECTED MAYOR OF LONDON, CELEBRATES VICTORY WITH FAITH LEADERS

The annual Yom HaShoah event inside a rugby stadium brought together thousands from London’s Jewish community, including more than 150 Holocaust survivors and a combined choir from five Jewish elementary schools.

London’s previous Labor mayor, Ken Livingstone, was suspended last month from the party after he claimed that Adolf Hitler had supported the Zionist aim of establishing Israel.

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