- Mesut Ozil has stated that there is no place for terrorism in Islam
- The German forward whose root is traced back to Turkey is an observant Muslim
- Ozil’s latest comments are coming in the wake of multiple knife attacks in France
Mesut Ozil has decried the continued acts of terrorism in the wake of France attack, with the Arsenal star publicly noting that terrorism has no place in Islam.
The 32-year-old German is a third-generation German who has his roots in Turkey and has devoted his life as an observant Muslim.
The Gunner has severally posted pictures of himself in clad Muslim attires and has been seen praying on the pitch before games.
Recall that he posted pictures of himself making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in 2016.
And now in the wake of series of attacks in France, the former Real Madrid forward cited the Holy Quran 5:32 as he posted on his Instagram handle with the caption ‘Terrorism has no place in Islam.’
“Whosoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as is he has killed all mankind and whoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind.”
Two terrorist incidents occurred in France on Thursday, October 29 as the first incident happened in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Nice where a knifeman beh*aded an elderly female parishioner and a male churchwarden.
An armed man also fatally stabbed a second woman, wounding several others before he was shot and subsequently arrested by the police according to UK Outlet Dailymail.
In another development, a gun-wielding man was fatally shot after he threatened people on the streets of Avignon while shouting 'Allahu Akbar'.
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However, the attack has been condemned by the French Council of the Muslim Faith. As a result of this, the council urged Muslims in France to cancel all the Mawlid festivities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Mesut Ozil backed the move to combat child poverty as he donated an impressive 1,400 meals a day to 11 North London schools.
The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has left a huge number of families stranded - and now the German star is helping his community in the UK.
Following the footsteps of Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford who is helping schoolchildren with free meals, Ozil has also started with schools as an act of charity.
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