- Mayor urges 9th World Islamic Economic Forum to back London
- Tells story of great-great-grandfather who made his money in beeswax
- Joked that it all went wrong when an American invented the lightbulb
- Announces £100million fund to attract tech start-ups from Muslim world
Boris Johnson has boasted of being the first Mayor of London of ‘Muslim extraction’ as he sought to attract billions of pounds of Arab money for the capital.
He told the story of his great-great-grandfather Ahmed Hamdi, a Muslim entrepreneur who made his money in beeswax.
Mr Johnson defended Britain’s immigration policy, boasting that the spirit of openness cold be seen in ‘shisha bars’ across the capital.
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