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The man of the hour in the United Kingdom, if not in Europe, is obviously Sadiq Khan – Pakistani by origin, Muslim by faith, and newly elected mayor of London.There are several ways to look at Khan's victory.There was Khan's September 2004 meeting with Islamic radicals under the auspices of the pro-Palestinian organization Friends of Al-Aqsa.Another way to view Khan's election is to listen to what he has consistently said in response to accusations of closet extremism.Likewise, Khan's position in favor of gay marriage has earned him a fatwa for apostasy from the fearsome head imam of a Bradford mosque.Khan also is among those Labourites who have taken the loftiest position in the face of the wave of anti-Semitism sweeping through their party. Jeremy Corbyn, the party's leader, refused in a debate with Prime Minister David Cameron to disavow his "friends" in Hezbollah and Hamas.Michel Houellebecq's prediction in his last novel, "Submission," that France would elect a president from an Islamic party in 2022 has been inverted. What we are witnessing with the election of Khan is the submission not of democracy to Islam, but of Islam to democracy.
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