After the Midnight’s Children: the “just” Sadiq Khan


Spanish State Secretary for Transport Concepcion Gutierrez (L) greets British Minister of State for Transport Sadiq Khan (R) prior the EU Transport, Telecom and Energy Council Meeting at the EU Headquarters in Luxembourg, 11 June 2009.

After the Midnight’s Children: the “just” Sadiq Khan

In Muslim theology, a “sadiq” is a righteous man, a “just”, the exact etymological and historical equivalent of the Jewish “tzadik”.
Sadiq Khan, Labour’s surprise winner of London’s 2016 mayoral elections in May, is a human rights lawyer, son of a Pakistani bus driver and of a seamstress, who grew up in a tower block, on a council flat, in Tooting, south London. Tooting remained his constituency up to his being elected to the Commons in 2005.
His was a family that seemed to descend from Midnig...

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