ALBAWABA - The UK government formally apologises to Dr Salman Butt, for calling him an extremist hate preacher as reports splash across the social media and are retweeted.
Priti Patel apologises to man falsely described as extremist hate preacher.— Dr Richard McNeil-Willson (@mcneilwillson) November 15, 2021
Dr Salman Butt wins compensation for being described in 2015 press release as legitimising terrorism, after Home Secretary retracts claim defended by Home Office for five years.https://t.co/112PoVDXzw
The British Home Secretary Priti Patel issued the formal apology six years after she accused the Muslim Man of involved in spreading hate speech. She now admits it was false to have accused him of that.
Dr Butt took the British government to court for such labelling and won the case for calling him an extremist in a 17 September 2015 press release under the then Prime Minister David Cameron.
The verdict is seen as a great success by the lawyer of Dr Butt who is the Chief Editor of Islamic.21c that reprinted the apology on its website as stated by Aidan Eardley, the legal counsel for the Home Office. He said:
“The Government accepts that it was wholly false to allege that Dr Butt is an extremist hate preacher who legitimises terrorism and therefore someone from whose influence students should be protected”. It is sorry for the harm caused to him and in particular for the fact that the allegation was made and maintained for so long.”
I work with many cricketers in my 10 year broadcasting career and Salman Butt is one of the finest brain i found. pic.twitter.com/i8I1kYngea— Ahmer Najeeb Raja (@ahmersatti90) November 16, 2021
Meanwhile the court awarded Dr Butt, who is originally from Punjab's India and loves to play cricket substantial compensation as well as costs for the hefty legal proceedings.
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