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Mayor of London "If something's inciting violence you've got to take it down immediately". That'd be Muhammad's teachings mate.

London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to London's killings is a call for greater censorship of videos.

He's lecturing Google and Youtube about toughening up their guidelines.

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Here's his full quote:

"If the police tell you something's causing a problem and inciting violence you've got to take it down immediately".

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I don't know how he keeps a straight face.  

It's not hard to find the number one issue "causing a problem and inciting violence".

In June this year 2 beautiful young Australian women were stabbed to death in the London Bridge Islamic terror attacks.

One of them, 28 year old nurse Kirsty Boden was murdered running towards the carnage.

Her family said, “As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life. We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty – we love you and we will miss you dearly.”

Eight people were killed that night and 48 were wounded, most of them seriously, stabbed and slashed with long carving knives.

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Khan can't be taken seriously suggesting censorship on Youtube might have saved any of these lives.

But if we are prepared to take his call to censor Google and Youtube seriously - why not censor the Quran and Islamic teaching too?

The London Bridge terror attack should be a turning point.  

The story of the attackers show us we've become far too tolerant and accepting of Islamic practices and culture.

The ringleader was Khuram Shazad Butt, a Pakistan-born British citizen with a wife and two children.  

He was a traditional mainstream Muslim.

The BBC has a comprehensive story on Butt's background here.

He'd worked for a man accused of training Mohammed Siddique Khan, the leader of the July 2005 London bombing that killed 56 people.

He complained about being forced to deal with scantily clad women when he worked selling tickets for London Transport. 

Local neighbours had reported him to police for trying to radicalise their children.

He was known to police as a "heavyweight" member of the banned Muslim group al-Muhajiroun.  

In 2013 Butt was involved in a confrontation during a BBC interview after another Al-Muhajiroun follower murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby.  

Butt was also part of the group's campaign in 2015 to intimidate Muslims who intended to vote in UK elections.

The police and MI5 investigated him in 2015.  

And here's the rub.  

Butt's antecedents and involvement in Jihadi groups were so "normal" for contemporary British society that the MI5/police investigation was "moved into the lower echelons", and his file was classed low priority; marked for no action.

None of that changed when Butt proudly featured in a 2016 documentary The Jihadis Next Door, which showed him arguing with police over the unfurling of an ISIL black flag in Regent's Park


Authorities knew all about him.

His background will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Muslim Jihadis.

It's what we've come to expect from Islamic terrorists.

His words and deeds weren't sufficiently worrying for authorities to do anything about him.

It's part of the new normal.

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Butt was following in the footsteps of Islam's perfect man - Muhammad.  Those footsteps follow a predictable pattern leading to violent Jihad.

But there are no calls for the man who incited the London Bridge violence to be taken down immediately.

The biggest concern for London's Mayor Khan who wants to censor Google but not Muhammad is a rise in society's fears about Islam!

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Coming from Khan, the demands for censorship over Google and Youtube are pretty hollow.

But I'm happy to take his words and use them more broadly.

I hope you are too.

Let's call it the Sadiq Khan test.

"If the police tell you something's causing a problem and inciting violence you've got to take it down immediately".

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