To ask if it's a good thing that London has a Muslim mayor

(613 Posts)
DoesFlossfloss Fri 06-May-16 21:17:03

Because my London based in-laws are not happy and I've not been following the campaign as I'm not in London so don't really care. However, we're seeing PILs this weekend and it will be up for discussion.

AnotherTimeMaybe Fri 06-May-16 21:18:16

Why are they not happy? What are they worried about?

MaudGonneMad Fri 06-May-16 21:18:34

Why wouldn't it be?

timelytess Fri 06-May-16 21:18:38

Can I be the first to offer you a biscuit? biscuit

WorkingItOutAsIGo Fri 06-May-16 21:19:41

Err it's called democracy. Why pick on his religion? I believe he stood as a Labour candidate not a Muslim candidate anyway. To view him only through the lens of religion is wrong.

anorakgirl Fri 06-May-16 21:19:57

What difference does it make? Genuine question but if he was Catholic would his religion matter?

namelessposter Fri 06-May-16 21:20:24

It's fine with me (and I'm white Christian, if that matters). Is it ok with you?

Ricardian Fri 06-May-16 21:21:02

If they're Tory voters, suggest to them that nominating the immensely rich son of a crooked liar, who is himself either a racist or entirely relaxed about racism, as a candidate in one of the world's most diverse and progressive cities, is a guaranteed way to get beaten like a drum. If they want a Tory mayor, next time they might try getting an even slightly electable candidate, rather than a complete fuckwit. What on earth were the Tories thinking of? Labour had at last realised that nominating a twice-beaten old man with obvious mental health issues isn't a winning strategy, and normally they can be relied on to lose winnable elections, but the Tories were just crazy.

StealthPolarBear Fri 06-May-16 21:21:04

What are they going to call the boris bikes

x2boys Fri 06-May-16 21:21:20

Not sure about why somebody's religion has anything to do with who is the best person for the job.hmm

StealthPolarBear Fri 06-May-16 21:22:21

The Sadiq cycles
obvious when you think about it sorry

DoesFlossfloss Fri 06-May-16 21:22:49

Timelytess - don't be a twit. either discuss the matter or go and nibble your biscuit in the corner.

x2boys Fri 06-May-16 21:23:02

And I have no idea if he is the best person for the job but surely his religion is irrelevant.

PaulAnkaTheDog Fri 06-May-16 21:23:04

Why does it make a blind bit of difference?! It's not as though he's trying to downplay the actions of jihadists. He's a British politician who so happens to be Muslim. Whoop de do.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Fri 06-May-16 21:23:22

his religion might influence some decisions?

probably those which affect women. but lets ignore that

timelytess Fri 06-May-16 21:25:33

OP, guess what? your question is goady. Eat your own biscuit, love.

ThinkPinkStink Fri 06-May-16 21:25:54

He's a human rights lawyer and former chairman of Liberty (civil rights group).

His skin colour, religion and social class are meaningless compared to his experience and expertise.

Ricardian Fri 06-May-16 21:28:08

his religion might influence some decisions?

Yes, like the bit where he voted for same-sex marriage and got death threats. You mean like that?

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Fri 06-May-16 21:29:06

who knows?

52dietname Fri 06-May-16 21:29:33

What Ric said

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Fri 06-May-16 21:31:51

Ohh God he's not even been mayor for five minutes!

You can't come over all UKIP already, give him a chance

PaulAnkaTheDog Fri 06-May-16 21:33:16

Yes Mum. A muslim in a position of power in a country with an amount of ill feeling towards Muslims, is really going to push his own agenda... hmm

Have some sense!

PaulAnkaTheDog Fri 06-May-16 21:34:12

Ah, you're just being goady I see Mum.

Marmalade85 Fri 06-May-16 21:35:18

Makes no difference that he is a Muslim. How did they feel when Nadia won the bake off?

Kasalina24 Fri 06-May-16 21:38:07

Marmalade85 grin

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