Oldham Muslim mayor initiates Islamic prayer through local Imam before council meeting starts!
The Imam begins by chanting in Arabic. This means that what he said would not be understood by the vast majority of people in the Council meeting. This in itself is alienating to the members of the Council.
The Imam’s Arabic chanting includes various standard salutations to ‘the prophet’. He refers to Muhammad as: “The lord and master of all messengers.” Did the members of the Council realise what was being said? Muhammad was being described as the highest messenger.
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