Fanatics bash Mohammad Kaif for celebrating Christmas with family
However, sadly enough, this isn’t the first instance where trolls have been targeted at Kaif.
Published - Dec 26, 2017 9:23 pm | Updated - Dec 26, 2017 9:23 pm
Religious bigotry is one of the greatest threats to society. But it’s nothing new in India; radicalism by fanatics has been pretty regular in the society. That’s pretty evident from the fact that every time we open the newspaper, we find at least one or more news on the same.
And the latest victim of this kind of vague outrage is former India international cricketer Mohammad Kaif. Kaif is known as an active social media user and always updates fans with his daily life. However, cynics have always targeted the cricketer for his posts, stating it was forbidden in their religion. The 37-year-old was once again at the receiving end of trolls as religious fanatics took no time and lashed out at him on Monday after he wished his followers a Merry Christmas.
Kaif, who was well known for his outstanding fielding took to his Twitter handle and posted an image with his family captioning it, “Merry Christmas! May there be peace and love.”
You can see the post below
Merry Christmas ! May there be love and peace. pic.twitter.com/DnZ2g7VTno
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 25, 2017
Within seconds of posting the image, Twitter users started posting derogatory comments and criticised him for celebrating a festival that doesn’t pertain to his religion.
You can see some of the reactions below
सर फतवे से डर नहीं लगता क्या आपको
— Sumit (@SumitSiwatch) December 25, 2017
Moula ki Khasam Tu Badi Zillat Se Marega Fail Cricketer Off All Formats.
— Mohd Fasiuddin (@MohdFasiuddin10) December 25, 2017
— FARHAT ABBAS (@FarhatAbbaspak) December 25, 2017
Kaif sir aap musalman hokar merry christmas bol rahe ho sharam aani chahiye aapko iska matlab hota he ki allah ke yanha beta huwa he astaghfirullllah
— Ajmal Yunus (@YunusAjmal) December 25, 2017
secular country… Secular people…But think about your religion first.. Before doing this kind of activity.
— Md Younus Khan (@Younus21) December 25, 2017
Fatwa coming soon lol direct from religion of peace ???
— ??Er.Ankit?? (@Ankitsapru7) December 25, 2017
A matter of great remorse
However, sadly enough, this isn’t the first instance where trolls have been targeted at Kaif. Earlier in July, he was trolled for playing chess with his son. But he did not hold back and lashed out at his users asking if “breathing is also un-Islamic.”
Kaif is not the first victim of such hate-mongering. And he won’t be the last either. The likes of Irfan Pathan and Mohammed Shami have also been slammed for their lifestyle. While critics have made voiced their opinions, a share amount of fans have also backed the cricketers.