Great Scot! The Urdu oath of a Scotsman

A Scottish MP of Pakistani heritage has given his oath to the parliament with other members giving their oaths in other languages including Gaelic, Doric and Scots.

Great Scot! The Urdu oath of a Scotsman

World Bulletin / News Desk

Only days after Sadiq Khan was elected the first Muslim Mayor of London, Humza Yousaf was elected to the Scottish Parliament.

In a powerful demonstration of multiculturalism, he gave his oath to the parliament first in English, then in his native language of Urdu. Humza Yousaf is of Pakistani heritage

Humza, a member of the Scottish National Party, was part of 129 members who took the oath in the parliament’s chamber with other members taking their oath in other languages such as Gaelic, Doric and Scots.

He said that he ‘will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’ and ended with ‘so help me God.’ 

Last Mod: 17 Mayıs 2016, 09:38
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