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London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the ties to Farrakhan he'd rather forget
by Kim Janssen
London Mayor Sadiq Khan comes to Chicago this week as the most powerful elected Muslim official in the Western world — but he's unlikely to tout his ties to one of Chicago's most prominent Muslims.
Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan's fiery rhetoric and past references to Jews as "bloodsuckers" don't sit easily with the message of tolerance and inclusion that Khan is expected to project during his two-day stay.
But 15 years ago, boxing aficionado Khan was very much in Farrakhan's corner when he acted as Farrakhan's lawyer in an attempt to overturn the British government's long-standing ban on Farrakhan entering the U.K.
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