- Sadiq Khan set to become London's first Muslim mayor
- Muddassar Ahmed: Britain has demonstrated that resorting to anti-Muslim language can backfire
Muddassar Ahmed is a former adviser to the U.K. government on Muslim communities and a Patron of the Faiths Forum for London. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Sadiq Khan made British political history Friday, becoming the first Muslim to be elected mayor of London. But while his achievement is uplifting, the campaign by his opponents was a dispiriting, sometimes ugly affair.