THE MAYOR OF LONDON IS A MUSLIM
I. Y. KOTIN Doctor of Historical Sciences Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography. Peter the Great Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint Petersburg) Keywords: Sadiq Khan, London, multiculturalism, Muslims, Pakistanis In May 2016, a significant event took place in London. Sadiq Khan, a Pakistani - born Muslim Labour MP, has become mayor of the British capital. Against the background of the campaign for leaving the European Union (the so - called Brexit-from the English words Britain exit), which ended in the United Kingdom with a referendum on this issue, which took place on June 23, 2016*, such important news as the election of Sadiq Khan as the new mayor of London remained in the shadow of this event. Sadiq Khan, who comes from a family of Pakistani immigrants in England, is the first Muslim to become mayor of the British capital. London in recent decades has increasingly reflected the composition of the population of the former British colonies. As the capital of the former metropolis, London remains a magnet for immigrants from South Asia, Africa, the West Indies, Malaysia, Hong Kong (Hong Kong). As a commercial and financial center, as well as a relatively quiet city, London attracted Arabs, Greeks, Turks, Russians, and representatives of other peoples of the world. London is probably the most cosmopolitan of all European capitals. It is no coincidence that on May 7, 2016, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, the first Muslim head of the city, a Pakistani, took the oath of office at the multicultural center at the temple in Southwark.1 Sadiq Khan declared his readiness to represent the interests of the entire multicultural London. MULTICULTURAL LONDON TODAY According to the latest UK Census (2011), the so-called "white Britons" * 17.4 million Britons, or 51.89%, voted to leave the European Union, while 16.1 million, or 48.11%, voted against. page 55 they're already a minority in London. In 2011, London was home to 542,000 Indians, 224,000 Pakistanis, and 222,000 Foreign ... Read more
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