Scotland's new Muslim Prime Minister leads first prayer at official residence

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2023-03-29 10:29:45 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-03-29 10:38:14

The new prime minister of Scotland, Hamza Yusuf, a Muslim of Pakistani origin, led his first prayer at his official residence. Sharing on his social media account, Hamza said, 'We are spending our first night at Bute House. It is a special moment when I lead my family in prayer, as is customary, after iftar.'

Scotland's new Muslim Prime Minister leads first prayer at official residence
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According to the news in Anadolu, Humza Yousaf, who was elected the new prime minister of the regional government with the elections held in Scotland today, shared a photo taken while leading his family in prayer on his first day at Bute House, the official residence of the Prime Minister.

Yousaf shared on his Twitter account, "My family and I are spending our first night in Bute House after the parliamentary vote today (28 March)"

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In another post, Yousaf said that he met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and said, "I made it clear that the democratic wishes of the Scottish people and parliament should be respected by the UK government."

THE COUNTRY'S FIRST MUSLIM PRIME MINISTER

Yousaf, who was elected Prime Minister in the session held on 28 March in the Scottish parliament, became the country's first Muslim prime minister, while also holding the titles of the country's youngest deputy and first Muslim minister.

37-year-old Yousaf, who was elected with 26 thousand 32 votes, which corresponds to 52 percent of the votes cast, to the leadership of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which was vacated by the resignation of Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon in February, declared that he would defend LGBT rights while his opponents were against same-sex marriage and the right to abortion during the campaign. .

Yousaf, who is of Pakistani origin, also said in a statement after the announcement of the results that he was "determined" to bring independence to Scotland and "We will be the generation that will achieve this," he said.

(AA)