Egyptian-born Liverppol player Mohammed ‘Mo’ Salah’ Hamed Mahrous Ghaly, 29, has received harsh backlash from the Muslim community after he wished his followers a “Merry Christmas”.
In a post on social media post, Mo, who practices Islam and his wife Magi Sadeq and kids; Kayan and Makka wear matching Christmas pyjamas and sit in front of a Christmas tree.
In 2019 and 2020, Mo also wished his followers a Merry Christmas and received the same backlash. Earlier this month, Mo spoke to Egyptian talk show host Amr Adib in an interview that where he was also asked about alcohol and whether he had ever had the urge to drink where he claimed to have “never felt the urge.”
He was later criticised for not mentioning that the religion of Islam forbids alcohol.
Three years in a row, Mo Salah really knows how to tension the world with his family Christmas pictures pic.twitter.com/TU0yBFQvxd— Uncle Chu (@datchuguy) December 25, 2021
Christmas is one of the pure anointing ceremonies, and celebrating it is a major sin.— Abu Maisara (@AbuMaisara16) December 27, 2021
Raising children in this way will lead them to polytheism in the One God.
This is not considered tolerance, but rather ignorance and foolishness.
There's nothing wrong with Muslims like Mo Salah wishing Christians merry Christmas, and Christians like Cristiano Ronaldo wishing Muslims happy Eid.— First Doctor (@firstdoctorr) December 25, 2021
Hate is a miserable emotion!!