Radical Islamist Omar Bakri says British boxer Amir Khan’s shorts are sinful.
Boxer Amir Khan is draped in the Union Jack in photos on his website and often fights in shorts featuring the emblem.
Popular British boxer Amir Khan was attacked by radical Islamist Omar Bakri for the “sinful shorts” he wears while fighting.
The Daily Mail reported:
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Radical cleric Omar Bakri Mohammad has criticised Amir Khan for wearing shorts embellished with the British flag, it has been reported.
‘Amir Khan is not a good example for Muslims. He wears shorts with the Union Jack. That is a sin,’ he said.
‘He should not be wearing the flag because sovereignty is for God. His only allegiance should be to the Prophet Mohammed.’
Amir Khan, who is from Bolton, Lancashire, is draped with the Union Flag in photos on his official website and often wears shorts featuring the emblem.
But Mohammad said: ‘The ideal situation would be to have a Muslim team not registered to any state so he can represent the Islamic community’, he told The Sun newspaper.
The hardline cleric left the UK in 2005 after saying that the British government and residents of London only had themselves to blame for the Tube bombings that year. He now lives in Lebanon.
Actually, Bakri was kicked out of Great Britain- “In 2005, after sheltering in the UK for 20 years, he travelled voluntarily to Lebanon, and while he was away the Home Office informed him that he would not be allowed back.” –Wiki.
Boxing hero Amir Khan was hailed as a “wonderful role model” on Tuesday in response to being called an “ignorant deviant” by a Muslim cleric for wearing a Union Jack flag on his shorts.
…The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) backed the 2004 Olympic silver medalist, saying: “These comments are typical of Omar Bakri. He doesn’t live in this country and frankly his views are of no concern to British Muslims. Khan is a wonderful role model..”
The Commonwealth lightweight champion is a poster boy for Islamic integration and has often spoken about his responsibilities as a British Muslim.