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London’s Muslim mayor signs initiative condemning anti-Semitism

London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism Initiative. (Martin Hoscik /

London’s newly elected Muslim mayor is a leader in the global fight against anti-Semitism.

The JTA reports via the Times of Israel that Sadiq Khan, a Labour Party member, has joined the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism Initiative.

Khan stands alongside Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and city leaders from Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan and Copenhagen in signing the pledge, the article says. For Khan, the stance underscores how he is using his position to shatter myths about his own faith.

“I am proud to sign the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism pledge,” Khan wrote in a statement in which he encouraged his counterparts across Europe to do the same. “Sadly, for many Londoners, anti-Semitism is a very present problem. As a British Muslim, I am no stranger to discrimination and prejudice,” Khan added.

Crafted by the American Jewish Committee in 2015, the pledge has been signed by 318 mayors from all 50 U. S. states and Washington, DC. In Europe, more than 150 mayors from 29 countries have signed. 


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