UK: Labour’s mayoral hopeful linked to ‘online bin Laden’

Labour’s candidate for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has faced criticism, after it emerged that Labour’s candidate had shared a platform with a group backed by an extremist imam who was as an al-Qaeda recruiter.

A former aide to Theresa May has claimed that Mr Khan made an error of “judgment” by going to four meetings organised by the Stop Political Terror, a group supported by the radical American imam killed in a US airstrike in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Awlaki was dubbed the ‘online bin Laden’ for his online prowess, distributing Jihadi propaganda on the web as well as recruiting followers.