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Buffalo shooting suspect called for Sadiq Khan to be murdered in white supremacist manifesto

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he feels “incredibly safe” despite being named by Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron on a list of enemies he wanted dead.Gendron, 18, is accused of shooting dead 10 people at a supermarket in the US city on Saturday.Mr Khan was reportedly described as a “Muslim invader” under a page entitled “Kill high profile enemies” in a 180-page manifesto published online by Gendron.The thoughts and prayers of London are with the people of Buffalo and all the families who have lost loved ones in this dreadful attack. Our diversity is our strength. Hate will never...
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Buffalo shooting: Gunman named Sadiq Khan on ‘enemy kill list’ in white supremacist manifesto

London mayor Sadiq Khan was named by Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron on a list of enemies he wanted dead.Gendron, 18, is accused of shooting dead 10 people at a supermarket in the US city in New York state on Saturday.Mr Khan was reportedly described as a “Muslim invader” under a page entitled “Kill high profile enemies” in a 180-page manifesto published online by Gendron.The document which has circled online, outlined the "Great Replacement Theory", a racist conspiracy theory that white people were being replaced by minorities in the United States and elsewhere.Another online document appeared to have been...
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Sadiq Khan feels ‘safe’ despite being named in Buffalo shooter’s manifesto

Sadiq Khan has vowed he will not allow threats from “terrorists” such as the alleged Buffalo shooter to change the way he leads his life, after reportedly being named on a list of enemies the suspect wanted dead.Payton Gendron, 18, is accused of killing 10 people at a supermarket in the US state of New York on Saturday (14 May).The Mayor of London was reportedly described as a “Muslim invader” and a “high-profile enemy” Gendron wanted dead in a 180-page “manifesto” he published online.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
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Sadiq Khan in the USA: London's mayor sticks to script

Sadiq Khan's business-class flight touched down at Heathrow on Friday morning as his five-day trip of the USA came to an end. During the jaunt, aimed at boosting London's tourist industry, the city's mayor went on a walkabout in New York City, pressed the flesh in Los Angeles and even visited a cannabis dispensary on America's west coast.
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Sadiq Khan launches commission to examine cannabis legality

Sadiq Khan has announced a commission to examine the effectiveness of the UK’s drug laws, with a particular focus on those governing cannabis. The London drugs commission, to be chaired by Lord Charlie Falconer QC, a former lord chancellor and justice secretary, was one of Khan’s manifesto pledges in his re-election bid last year.
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan visits LA cannabis facility, plans to decriminalize pot

Turns out Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is somewhat of a green thumb. The British politician — who has served in the role since 2016 — paid an unlikely visit to a cannabis facility in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Khan recently appointed former minister Charlie Falconer to investigate the possible decriminalization of weed in London. The mayor is looking to legalize lighting up joints in London as he hopes the city’s first-ever Drugs Commission will help put his vision into fruition. Khan said he has an “open mind” about potentially legalizing the class B drug in the capital, and his visit to the pot...
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Sadiq Khan visits cannabis dispensary in LA to explore legalising drug

Sadiq Khan has praised the "high standard" at cannabis farms in the United States during a visit to a dispensary and cultivation centre in Los Angeles.The mayor of London has set up a new group, the London Drugs Commission, to assess whether to decriminalise cannabis in the UK.Possession of cannabis was the main drug offence recorded in 2020-2021 according to a House of Commons report.Khan said an "honest, open" conversation was needed with both politicians and those who grow cannabis regarding the law.Click here to subscribe to our newsletters. Read More Sadiq Khan: Starmer allegations a million miles from Boris Johnson's actionsLondon Mayor visits Eid celebrations in Trafalgar SquareSadiq Khan comments on ‘historic results’ of local elections after Labour gains
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan blames Trump for sharp rise in abuse

Sadiq Khan says he has received at least 233,000 "explicitly racist or racialised social media messages" since being elected mayor of London in 2016. Addressing Stanford University students in California, Mr Khan partly blamed a 1,892% rise in abuse to Donald Trump's election as US president. A feud started in...
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