Imam Abdikadir Mahamed Yussuf in Kristiansand thinks that Muslims shouldn't wish people happy birthday, attend birthday parties or say 'Merry Christmas'.

"I believe that birthdays are not a part of our religion. That pertains to both children and adults," the 49-year-old imam Abdikadir Mahamed Yussuf told Fæderlandsvennen.

Yusuf is the leader of the mosque in Posebyen in Kristiansand, which is the largest Muslim community in Southern Norway.

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