LABOUR’S candidate for London Mayor faced fresh questions over his extremist links after it emerged his ex-brother-in-law was a hate preacher.
Mr Khan claims to have distanced himself from jihad-monger Makbool Javaid, but The Sun can reveal the Tooting MP also had family links to four members of the extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Speaker-turned-lawyer Makbool Javaid was married to the Labour MP’s sister Farhat from 1989 until 2011 — on Friday shocking footage of him preaching anti-western hate emerged.
In 2007 Mr Khan admitted that he was related to four other men through evil Javaid who were members of Hizb ut-Tarir.
The outlawed fundamentalist group wanted to turn Britain into an Islamic state under Sharia law.
Mr Khan’s former brother-in-law also belonged to the notorious Islamist group Al-Muhajiroun and spoke alongside banned cleric Omar Bakri.
Shocking footage shows of him savaging the West during a central London rally in 1997, as the crowd chanted “Allahu Akbar”.
Javaid’s name even appears on a “fatwa” declaring holy war upon Britain and the USA.
Mr Khan claims: “I have had no contact with him for more than a decade,” but last night the Tories were quick to go on the attack.
Andrew Bridgen MP said: “Yet again, Khan is showing terrible judgement on who he associates with. He’s clearly experimented with the wrong company.
“For a man a bidding to take charge of the world’s greatest city, there are questions to answer here: when did he find out about these radical views and why didn’t he speak out earlier?”
Sadiq Khan — who has spoken out about his connections to extremism in the past — said in 2007 that believed “Hizb ut-Tahrir have abhorrent views and there is no love lost between me and distant relations of mine”.
Last night he added: “Extremism is a cancer in British society that must be rooted out.
“The sad reality is that most British Muslims have come across people with these hideous views, and I’ve always been honest that I have too.
He also said: “The safety of all Londoners is my top priority”, adding “I have outlined tough plans to root out extremism and tackle radicalisation as Mayor of London.”
Makbool Javaid told Friday's Evening Standard: “Twenty years ago I was naive. I certainly didn’t realise how easily some of my actions could be interpreted as being critical of Britain — the best country in the world.
“This was nearly two decades ago now and I have grown and changed. I love Britain, I love the rich diversity of London and I love our culture.”
Sadiq Khan, Labour candidate for London mayor, made a speech while the 'black flag of jihad' was flying and gave his support to groups linked to extremism