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Muslim and proud, London mayor won't be cowed by Trump or terror

Sadiq Khan's critics, including in his own party, have accused him of being a malleable populist

Thomas Penny | Bloomberg 

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, is on a mission to ensure London remains a prosperous multicultural melting pot after Britain completes its retreat from the European Union. As the first Muslim mayor of a western capital, Khan says he’s got too much to prove and improve to be sidetracked by the adversity that’s beset his 16-month tenure. His four-year term started just weeks before the surprise vote for Brexit, which Khan and most Londoners opposed. That was followed by a series of terrorist attacks, the city’s deadliest fire since World War II and ...

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First Published: Sat, September 23 2017. 22:41 IST