New Mayor Of London

Sadiq Khan, the new Mayor Of London, is a Muslim. It seems that he is a perfectly reasonable polititian, operating well within the boundaries of the Left / Right spectrum. But I think that he is going to have some serious problems. He is Muslim-light and that is where his problems will be.
Of all the religions the Muslim religion has the greatest percentage of fundamentalists, or at least the most dangerous ones. When he was an MP he was obviously routine lobby / whip fodder so he had no means of exercising any power and most Muslim fundamentalists would either not have known of him or recognised that he had no power. A few clearly did know of him when he voted for the Same Sex Marriage legislation in 2013. He had death threats, the imam of a Bradford mosque issued a fatwa against him in which he was declared to be no longer a Muslim. The Qur’an states that the penalty for ceasing to be a Muslim is death and unlike in other religions there are enough fundamentalists for this to be a serious concern.
Amongst Muslims, as Mayor of London he will be seen to have power. If he remains Muslim-light and governs for everyone he is going to have problems with fundamentalist Muslims. They would probably want him to close down most of the activities of Soho.

Or maybe they view it as just getting their foot in the door.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ-Y5NWV9kc
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ makes me laugh. It is Richard Dawkins versus an Islamic Muslim interviewer on Al Jazeera television. For those not having the time to listen to the full interview it is amusing to listen to Dawkins dealing with the first question “Are you an atheist?”. The interview begins at 2:11.

It’s an elected office. If the election is deemed legitimate, what can be done about it? What’s the use of complaining that he’s a Muslim? Apparently there were enough voters in the city who voted for him. Is anything different from the last time a mayor was elected in London? What’s the issue here?

Lois, have another read of it. I am not complaining and he is most assuredly Muslim-light. Since he is Muslim-light he will have problems from fundamentalist Muslims who will expect too much of the Muslim ‘heavy’ about his tenure.
I am not long for this particular centerforinquiry parish.
Best Wishes.

I am not long for this particular centerforinquiry parish. Best Wishes.
I don't blame ya... It could still be worthwhile for ya though. You just have to dodge some of these people. Lois for example is....I don't even know the word for it. Bombastically Myopic? That could be it. Lot's of folks just want to latch onto your posts so they can blow their horns.
I am not long for this particular centerforinquiry parish. Best Wishes.
I don't blame ya... It could still be worthwhile for ya though. You just have to dodge some of these people. Lois for example is....I don't even know the word for it. Bombastically Myopic? That could be it. Lot's of folks just want to latch onto your posts so they can blow their horns. Give me an example of my bombastic myopia. Then maybe i'll let you know what I think of you. Lois
Give me an example of my bombastic myopia. Then maybe i'll let you know what I think of you. Lois
Lois-I just think it’s interesting that he(Elvis) was a musician in the true genius caregory.