Report: Erdogan leaves Mohammed Ali services early over snub


Istanbul (dpa) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cut short his visit to the United States for the funeral and memorial services of famed boxer Mohammed Ali after he was denied the chance to recite from the Koran, according to a news report Friday. The Dogan news agency said Erdogan and Mehmet Gormez, the head of…

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O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). ~ Quran 49:13