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Hollywood Batman actor Morgan Freeman visits mosque in Queen’s Park

17:22 13 October 2016

Yousif Al-Khoei, right with Morgan Freeman and Dr Sajjad Rizvi (Pic: Yousif Al-Khoei)

Yousif Al-Khoei, right with Morgan Freeman and Dr Sajjad Rizvi (Pic: Yousif Al-Khoei)

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Hollywood star Morgan Freeman visited a mosque in Queen’s Park as part of his documentary series on different faiths.

Morgan Freeman paid a three-hour visit to the mosque (Pic: Yousif Al-Khoei)Morgan Freeman paid a three-hour visit to the mosque (Pic: Yousif Al-Khoei)

The Oscar award-winning Shawshank Redemption actor spent three hours at the Al-Khoei Islamic Mosque in Chevening Road, speaking to its members and taking part in ceremonies.

Around 1,000 members packed into the mosque to commemmorate Ashura, a special holy day.

They were suprised to see the 79-year-old inside the mosque, who was filming for ‘The Story of God with Morgan Freeman’, on Tuesday evening.

Yousif Al-Khoei OBE, the mosque’s director of public affairs, told the Times they had kept his scheduled visit under wraps.

More than 1,000 members were in the mosque (Pic: Yousif Al-Khoei)More than 1,000 members were in the mosque (Pic: Yousif Al-Khoei)

He said: “Mr Morgan spent three hours talking to members and he was very keen to bring a better understanding of faith communities and everything we symbolise.

“We want different faith communities to work together and tackle hate crimes such as Islamaphomia, Shiaphobia and anti-Semitism.”

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