Muslim is fined £170 for saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ in public in Switzerland

A Muslim man has been fined £170 in Switzerland for saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ in public when he saw a friend.

The 22-year-old man, named in Swiss media as Orhan E., made the exclamation – which means ‘God is the greatest’ in Arabic – in May last year.

Fearing a terror attack, police in the city of Schaffhausen stopped the man and charged him with causing a public nuisance.

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