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NEW DELHI: The festival of Christmas is a considered to be a very auspicious day in the Christian society and also regarded to be a religious and cultural event for them. But with some serious backlashes by the Muslim community against the celebration of this day, have sent some jitters in the global hub. Many people have come forward with their own logic and agenda to downgrade this day.

Recently, Boxer Amir Khan faced the brunt of Muslim people for posting a picture of a Christmas tree meant for her daughter on his Twitter handle and thus became a victim of some derogatory remarks from the Muslim community. Some people came forward to defend his action but were outrun in number as compared to the one who unleashed their anger on him.


In Indonesia, hardline Islamists threatened to target Muslims wearing Santa hats during Christmas festival and issued a fatwa against Christmas. According to the group, to support any kind of Christmas attire is a direct violation of their human rights. The immediate results of their announcement could be seen in the Indonesian market, as there were only a handful of people came attired in Santa costume. The Islamists have also opposed the New year celebration and want the government to intervene for their cause.

Then, Britain’s biggest supermarket, Tesco got itself in a storm of controversies after they featured a Muslim family in their advertisement, meant for Christmas. Some people also lashed the supermarket for selling Halal meat in their stores.

The ISIS also issued a warning, in which they claimed to target the Christian markets and high streets on the day of Christmas. So, such declarations and protests do have a huge impact on the reputation of Muslim community and calls for a more open-ended discussion on these kinds of issues.


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