- London Mayor spoke at same conference as Sajeel Shahid, accused of terrorism
- Shahid was gym buddy of London Bridge murderer Khuram Butt from Barking
- The pair ran martial arts classes together at the all-Muslim Ummah Fitness gym
- Shahid is also said to have links to hate preacher Anjem Choudary and Al-Qaeda
Sadiq Khan attended a conference with one of the London Bridge murderers' close friends who is accused of training one of the 7/7 bombers, MailOnline can reveal.
The London Mayor spoke on the same platform as Sajeel Shahid, a militant who is said to have helped to train the ringleader of the July 7 London bomb attacks.
It emerged today Shahid was gym buddies with killer Khuram Butt, who butchered seven people in the deadly rampage on the capital's streets on Saturday night.
The pair once ran martial arts classes together at the all-Muslim Ummah Fitness gym in east London.
Mr Khan spoke at a 2003 conference alongside Yasser al-Sirri, who had been sentenced to death in Egypt over a political assassination attempt, while another speaker was Sajeel Abu Ibrahim, better known as Sajeel Shahid.
Shahid called for violence against British troops and ran a training camp in Pakistan where known terrorists learned how to make bombs and fire rocket-propelled grenades.
One of his ‘graduates’ was Mohammed Siddique Khan, who led the gang of four suicide bombers on the deadliest terrorist attack ever committed in Britain, killing 52 people on the London Underground and a bus on July 7, 2005.
At the conference, Mr Khan gave a speech about representing a 9/11 conspirator and criticised two anti-terrorism bills for targeting Muslim groups.
According to The Times, Butt, who lived in Barking, previously worked at all-Muslim gym Ummah Fitness in east London with Sajeel Shahid, 41, who allegedly helped the 2005 bombers train in Pakistan ahead of the atrocity.
Shahid is also said to have links to hate preacher Anjem Choudary and was accused of setting up an Al-Qaeda training camp in Pakistan.
It comes as the London Mayor remains embrawled in a war of words online with US President Donald Trump.
He denied he was stoking up a feud which went back to 2016, when the mayor described the then presidential candidate's calls for a ban on Muslim entry into the US as 'ignorant'.
Khan’s arrogance and disregard for the safety of others may help to explain why President Trump felt the need to slap him around on Twitter.
Trump mocked Khan, a Sharia-loving darling of the mainstream media, for trying to create a false sense of security among Britons. "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'"