The UK has just suffered the third major attack in under three months when a series of coordinated attacks in London on Saturday night has left seven people dead and almost 50 injured, but as far as London Mayor Sadiq Khan is concerned, he is sure that the British capital he leads remains “one of the safest cities in the world.”
Khan said: “I’m reassured that we are one of the safest global cities in the world- if not the safest global city in the world.”
Only two weeks ago, 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at the Manchester concert of pop superstar Ariana Grande. Then in March, 5 people were murdered in a car and knife attack near Parliament in London.
Earlier, President Donald Trump questioned Khan’s reassurances to the public when he tweeted: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “reason to be alarmed!”
Trump also had a series of tweets on the incident. He reiterated the need for his proposed travel ban. He said: “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”
The President nonetheless also gave his support and solidarity to the UK when he posted: “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K., we will be there- WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!”
He also minced no words when he tweeted that in challenging times like this, political correctness is not the priority. The President said: “We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart, it will only get worse.”
In his latest tweet, the President made an observation: “Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”
The latest terror attack in London, Khan’s “one of the safest cities in the world” came just days after the terror level in the UK had been reduced to “severe” from “critical” which means an attack could have been likely though there’s no knowledge of “imminent threat.”
Can London still qualify as one of the safest cities in the world now? You be the judge.