The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is going to launch a pilot scheme in Tower Hamlets banning dog walking, because the presence of dogs is offensive to Muslims.
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Social media users recently shared a claim alleging that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is going to launch a pilot scheme in Tower Hamlets banning dog walking.
According to the claim, this is because the presence of dogs is offensive to Muslims.
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be fake. The claim is unsubstantiated.
Misbar’s team carefully searched reliable media outlets and found no trace of the circulating claim.
Moreover, Misbar’s team thoroughly inspected Sadiq Khan’s social media accounts and found that the mayor of London has not made any statements suggesting the scheme.
Sadiq Khan Has Dogs
Misbar’s team found that the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has dogs.
As can be seen below, the Mayor of London has been photographed walking his dogs on multiple occasions in London.
The Mayor of London and his wife walking their dog (Daily Mail)
The Mayor has also been photographed showing affection to dogs.
The Mayor of London and a puppy (Indian Express)
The Mayor of London Wants to Expand ULEZ
The claim is circulating after London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, issued a high air-pollution alert across the London.
The alert followed the latest forecast from Imperial College London.
Mr.Khan said: “"We all need to be careful over the next few days. I'm urging Londoners to look after each other by choosing to walk, cycle or take public transport where possible, avoiding unnecessary car journeys, stopping engine idling and not burning garden waste, all of which contributes to high levels of pollution.”
Mr. Khan emphasized that the alert highlights the importance of the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ).
What is ULEZ?
The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is an area in central London aimed at reducing air pollution, which was introduced in April 2019. Vehicles driving within the zone are required to meet certain standards of emission. Otherwise, vehicles are subject to a daily charge.
ULEZ was introduced to reduce the amount of pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides.
Extending ULEZ to outer London is one of Mr. Khan’s top policies.
Who is Sadiq Khan?
Sadiq Khan is a British politician and the current Mayor of London, in office since 2016. He was the first Muslim Mayor of London.
Mr. Khan previously also served as a Member of Parliament (MP) and a member of the Labour Party. He has focused on issues such as affordable housing and tackling air pollution in London during his time as Mayor.