Mufti Menk attends same interfaith iftar as Zionist chief rabbi of UAE

The prominent Muslim preacher, Mufti Ismail Menk, has stoked controversy yet again after attending an interfaith event in Dubai, which was also attended by a renowned Zionist rabbi who facilitated Israel’s presence in the UAE.

According to Al Jazeera, the iftar event took place on Tuesday and was attended by different religious sects including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Coptic Christians.

It was organised by the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities, and aimed to promote moderation and tolerance.

A video published by the Al-Ittihad newspaper on Twitter showed Mufti Menk sitting on the same table as Rabbi Levi Duchman, who is the chief rabbi of the United Arab Emirates. Over the past few years, Rabbi Duchman has liaised closely with top Israeli officials who have visited the UAE and facilitated warm relations between the two countries.

Mufti Menk later released a video response where he said that he was unaware of who Rabbi Duchman was, and that the entire incident was misrepresented by “mischief makers trying to push agendas”.

This is the second time in a year that Mufti Menk has angered Muslims around the world.

Six months ago during a private visit to Indian-occupied Kashmir he performed the nikah of pro-Indian politician, Yawar Mir.

A video that went viral on social media showed Mufti Menk in Srinagar performing Yawar Mir’s nikah and giving a subsequent khutba, while seated with a group pro-Indian politicians.

Mufti Menk’s office in Zimbabwe told Kashmiri media that he was unaware of the “finer details” of the political situation in Kashmir.

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