The far-right wanted to embarrass Sadiq Khan with a blimp, but he humiliated them
By Barfi Culture Team
31st August 2018

A group of far-right activists that triumphantly raised money for a 'blimp' to humiliate Sadiq Khan have ended up with egg on their faces.

A fundraising campaign, supported by anti-Muslim activists from the UK and America, was started in response to the Trump balloon flown over London last month when POTUS came to visit.

The fundraiser said: "In light of the Donald Trump 'Baby Trump' ballon being allowed to fly over London during his visit to the U.K., let's get a 'baby Khan' one and see if FREE SPEECH applies to all and whether or not Mr Khan and the London assembly will also approve this."

Sadiq Khan neatly sidestepped the trap with humour.

"If people want to spend their Saturday looking at me in a yellow bikini they’re welcome to do so – I don’t really think yellow’s my colour though," the Mayor of London said in response.

Organisers had hoped to create more of a stink in anticipation of being denied a request. But Khan saw them coming.

The campaign was launched by activist Yanny Bruere. The investigations site BellingCat found his earlier Twitter account and say he previously posted a number of "anti-Semitic conspiracy theories" on Twitter.

The crowdfunder was also supported by a number of anti-Muslim voices such as the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, Rebel Media, Voice of Europe, Katie Hopkins, Pamela Geller and Mark Collett (former chairman of the youth division of the BNP).

It was also enthusiastically promoted by pro-Trump outlets such as Fox News and Russia Today.

They all wanted an opportunity to provoke the Mayor of London, but he was two steps ahead of them.

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