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British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised for "any misunderstanding" after describing a former imam as a supporter of the Islamic State group.

Cameron accused Suliman Gani in Parliament of backing the militant group as he questioned Sadiq Khan's judgement in sharing a platform with him.

Mr Gani has said claims he backs IS are defamatory and must be retracted.

Earlier on Wednesday, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon apologised for making similar claims.

At Prime Minister's Questions in April, Mr Cameron said Mr Khan had appeared on a platform nine times with Mr Gani, whom the prime minister alleged "supports IS".

Mr Gani said at the time that he wanted to take legal action against Mr Cameron but was unable to do so because of Parliamentary privilege rules, which protect MPs' freedom of speech in the Commons.

Prime Minister Cameron on Tuesday in a rash statement referred to Nigeria and Afghanistan as fantastically corrupt countries

Source: BBC
 
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