London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism

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By JTA.. Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan (see photo top right) endorsed a pledge cosigned by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a Muslim Labour politician who won the May 5 mayoral election by a broad majority, recently informed the Board of Deputies of British Jews of his decision to join the Mayors United Against Antisemitism initiative, the board said in a statement published Thursday(May 26th, 2016). The board and two other Jewish groups approached Khan to sign the pledge, the statement said. “I am proud to sign the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism pledge and I will encourage other mayors across the country and Europe to do the same, to help send the message far and wide that anti-Semitism is totally unacceptable and can never be justified,” Khan said, according to the statement. “Sadly, for many Londoners, antisemitism is a very present problem. As a British Muslim, I am no stranger to discrimination and prejudice.” Read the full story here.



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