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Bus driver's son Sadiq Khan becomes 1st Muslim London mayor

Throughout his election campaign, Sadiq Khan had a simple mantra: London made me.

The city's new mayor appealed to voters as a true child of Britain's diverse and dynamic capital. Like many Londoners, he's the son of immigrants, born to parents who came to Britain from Pakistan. Like more than 1 million of the city's 8.6 million residents, he's Muslim. And on Friday the 45-year-old Labour Party politician became the first person of Islamic faith to lead Europe's largest city.

Khan won despite a concerted, and controversial, campaign by Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith to taint him with ties to Islamic extremists, claiming Khan had shared a platform with a radical London...