Prominent Ghanaian Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams has backtracked on his controversial statements regarding Islam, apologizing to the Muslim community worldwide and pleading for their forgiveness 'in the name of Allah'.
The self-declared 'father of charismatic Christianity' in West Africa had made some damning statements on Islam in an undated sermon posted to social media, provoking anger within the Ghanaian Muslim community.
"Muslims are not just praying; they are invoking all kinds of entities," the fiery preacher declared on a clip which was posted to YouTube.
The Coalition of Muslim Organizations in Ghana (COMOG) were quick to condemn the sermon, describing it as "a bundle of reprehensible fallacies and a vicious misrepresentation of Islamic practice of prayers and worship."
In a statement of apology the archbishop said: "I want to apologize to you and to all the Muslim community; I never intended to offend or disrespect your faith," the Archbishop stated in another clip posted to YouTube. "I deeply regret what has happened. I see it as a misunderstanding; it will not happen again."