Sadiq Khan is the first Muslim mayor of London
It’s now more important than ever to unite as Londoners Sadiq Khan has said in his Eid message to the capital.
London’s new mayor who is hosting an Eid festival in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, has been breaking his fast over the past month in venues across the city including churches and synagogues.
Khan used his first Ramadan as mayor to bring together the diverse communities who have made London their home.
He said: “It is now more important than ever that we unite as Londoners and extend our hands of friendship after the recent surge in hate crime. As Mayor I have asked our police to be extra vigilant and to take a zero-tolerance approach to any cases of Islamophobia and all other hate crimes.”
The focus of this year’s Eid Festival will be on the achievements of Muslim women in the creative industries, sport, art, fashion, business and other areas. As well as some top female talent on stage, there will be a market area, with stalls from SMEs and grassroots organisations.
The festival will take place on Saturday (9) at 12pm.