US media gave wide coverage to Sadiq Khan’s historic election as London mayor


NEW YORK, May 7 (APP): American print and electronic media gave  extensive coverage to the historic election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London, highlighting that he is a Muslim of Pakistani ancestry, with The New York Times calling him “one of the most prominent Muslim politicians in the West.”

In a front page dispatch from London, the leading American newspaper
underscored the fact that Khan’s resounding victory took place at a time Europe is struggling with a rise in Islamophobia, riven by debates about the flood of Syrian migrants and on edge over religious, ethnic and cultural disputes.

On top of this, the Times pointed out that his opponent, conservative
candidate Zac Goldsmith attacked Khan for sharing the stage with some extremists, saying he had given `oxygen and cover’ to them.