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Muslims at the Old Bailey

From as early as 1720 the Old Bailey Archives show evidence of Muslims in Britain

1720 “Be Ye all of one Mind. I observed that were a Mahometan”

Witness: “I am a Mahometan.”
Judge: “In what manner are people of your profession sworn?”
Witness: “I touch the book, the Alcoran, with one hand, and put the other hand to my forehead; then I look upon it I am bound to speak the truth.”
(He is sworn upon the Alcoran).

  1720  /  History  /  Last Updated November 5, 2013 by Muslim Museum  /  Tags: ,