To: Mayor Khan and the people of London
An Open Letter from Americans to Mayor Khan and the People of London
Sign this petition to show your solidarity with the people of London as they recover from their recent terror attack, and to show that President Trump's hateful words for London's Mayor Khan do not speak for you!
Why is this important?
Dear Mayor Khan and the people of London:
As many of us in the United States know, the days following a terror attack are filled with grief, fear, uncertainty and instability. We’ve also seen how those same days bring out the best in people: strangers offering support to victims and their families—regardless of what they look like or where they come from—and foreign allies sending words of strength and solidarity.
Sadly, our president has violated that sacred pact.
You have no doubt had your hands full since Saturday’s attack that claimed the lives of seven innocent people, but President Trump has taken to Twitter to attack your response in the immediate aftermath of the attack and use this tragedy as a vehicle to further his own xenophobic agenda. We want to make it clear to you and the people of London that he does not speak for us.
Despite anti-immigrant rhetoric about rooting out extremism, you understand that British Muslims are just as much a part of the fabric of your city than anyone else and want nothing more than peace. You also understand that no “ban” can end hate, and raising alarm will only lead to further chaos.
As American author E.B. White wrote in 1973, “As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time.” We, compassionate citizens of the United States, are sending your city hope and strength.
Ignore hate, embrace love, and know we will always be your loyal friends.