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Muslim Boxer Gets Death Threats For Wishing Fans ‘Merry Christmas’

Posted on 24 December 2017

All boxer Amir Khan wanted to do was show his Christian fans some love. The British Muslim shared a photo of a Christmas tree and wished everyone a Merry Christmas on Twitter and Instagram Tuesday. The tweet prompted a slew of well-wishes from fans around the world, but of course, some Muslim fundamentalists took great umbrage with the respectful gesture. 

Breitbart News reports:

On both Twitter and Instagram he captioned the images: “While everyone’s asleep, daddy put the Christmas tree up. Lamaisah’s going to be happy #Christmas #MerryChristmas2017”.

The Bolton athlete, 31, is a practising Muslim, and some of his followers reacted badly and threatened to kill him for allegedly “betraying” his religion, the Manchester Evening News reports.

“I promise to god i want kill you and your family amir” vowed one, in a now deleted message.

Another added: “Muslims don’t celebrate Christmas. It’s one thing to give out cards at school your respecting other faith and their celebration but putting up a tree in your own home….poor kid will be well confused.”

Of course, not all Muslims replied in such a despicable manner.
One social media user, Imran Mirza, replied: “Family, food, smiles, trees, bargains, holiday, sleeping in, happy kids, love, music, Turkey, roast potatoes, trimmings, santa, quiet roads, the two Ronnies, and the opportunity to go to the mosque on a weekday other than Friday.”

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