Muslim Boxer Gets Death Threats For Wishing Fans ‘Merry Christmas’
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.
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) December 19, 2017
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.”