Scrap Trump’s state visit, says Sadiq Khan, calling Muslim ban ‘shameful’


London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for US President Donald Trump’s state visit to be scrapped over a travel ban he imposed on seven Muslim-majority countries.

Khan repeated his anti-Trump stance at an interview with ITV on Sunday.

Soon after his grip on power, Trump issued an executive order to impose a 90-day entry ban on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia, block refugees from Syria indefinitely, and suspend all refugee admissions for 120 days.

His order was, however, blocked via a federal court ruling but the administration is currently busy devising a new plan.

Along with other notorious policies, Trump’s Muslim ban has prompted outrage in the UK, where the nation is struggling to bar an invitation to the new president for a state visit.

More than 1.8 million Britons have signed an online petition urging the government to withdraw the invitation that Prime Minister Theresa May extended to Trump while she was visiting…

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