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London Mayor Sadiq Khan Wants to 'Educate' Trump on Islam

Khan is now Europe's highest-profile Muslim politician after winning last week's London mayoral election

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    Britain's new London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, said in an interview with NBC News Friday he wants to educate Donald Trump on Islam and show the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that being Muslim and Western isn't mutually exclusive.

    London's new mayor Sadiq Khan wants Donald Trump to go to the British capital so that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee can meet a "mainstream Muslim" and "educate" him about Islam and its compatibility with "Western liberal values."

    Khan, the son of a Pakistani immigrant bus driver, said in an interview with NBC News Friday that Trump's "ignorant" views on Islam were "inadvertently playing into the hands of extremists" who prey on young Muslims.

    "To suggest that it's incompatible to be Western and to be Muslim is, I think, really, really risky," Khan said.

    The real-estate businessman suggested a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. after a deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, by alleged ISIS sympathizers in December.