David Cameron has been accused of joining an Islamophobic campaign against Labour's London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.
"This man supports IS… Anyone can make a mistake about who they appear on a platform with. We're not always responsible for what our political opponents say, but if you do it time after time after time, it is right to question your judgement." David Cameron claimed. Sadiq Khan has links to a supporter of Islamic State.
Speaking about violent extremism, the prime minister said: "It's very important we do not back these people and we do not appear on platforms with these people."
He continued: "I am concerned about Labour's candidate for mayor of London, who has appeared again and again and again," before being interrupted by shouts of "shame" and "disgrace" from the Labour benches.
Cameron has been called Racist for his comments and criticized for it. The Conservative candidate for mayor, Zac Goldsmith, has repeatedly accused the Labour MP of Tooting of "giving platforms and oxygen and even cover to people who are extremist" and after Cameron’s Racist remarks, he is accused to have joined Zac Goldsmith. The Prime Minister's comments sparked cries of "racist" from Labour MPs, with leader Jeremy Corbyn shouting: "That's disgraceful and you know it."
A Labour spokesman said Mr. Cameron's comments "demeaned the office of prime minister".
Mr. Khan accused him of joining a "divisive, dog-whistling campaign".
Mr. Khan tweeted: "Disappointed PM has joined Zac Goldsmith's divisive, dog-whistling campaign. I've fought extremism all my life."
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) April 20, 2016
Mr. Khan maintains that he has fought strongly against radical Islamists and has himself been a victim of their threats.
In a BBC London debate on Monday, Mr. Khan said he had "never hidden" the fact that, as a former chairman of Liberty and a human rights lawyer, he had acted for "some pretty unsavoury characters".
"Anyone can make a mistake about who they appear on a platform with but if you do it time after time after time, it is right to question your judgement," he told the Commons.