Hyderabad: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has claimed that Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed offers to build an Islamic centre in the East African country, however, he rejected it allegedly telling the royal that he had “lost” Islam.
According to viral video, the Ethiopian PM, speaking to a gathering of Ethiopian-Americans in the southeastern US state of Virginia, recalled the conversation he allegedly had with the powerful Emirati prince. Mohammed Bin Zayed allegedly told Ethiopian PM that “We will help you with many things. We will teach you” when asked about how the UAE could help with the construction of an Islamic centre in Ethiopia, on this Ethiopian PM allegedly replied that “we don’t need to learn the religion from you. You’ve lost the religion. What we need is to learn Arabic quickly, so we could better understand the religion and teach it to you, and return you to it”.
Ahmed added that he then told bin Zayed that “you have lost the religion,” pointing to ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.