Amir Khan on Manchester attack: 'This is totally against our religion'
I’m a little bit scared walking the streets myself with my little girl because anything can happen
– Amir Khan
Former world boxing champion Amir Khan has condemned the Manchester bombing on Good Morning Britain, saying the attack "twisted Islam".
The Bolton native described how people have been rallying around to help each other since the tragedy, telling Piers and Susanna: "We all need to stick together; we are going through such a very tough time now where the people in Manchester all have to stick together. "
On the backlash his faith has received because of the attack, he said: “I think Muslims all have to stick together now. In all different religions there’s always good and bad. Me being a Muslim, this is something that’s against my religion – killing innocent people. In the Quran it doesn’t say that you should kill innocent people, this is something we’re all against, so I think for sure we should all stick together and stop things like this happening.”
Asked whether more needs to be done to encourage people to report fears of radicalisation, he said: “Yeah definitely. Obviously I go to the mosques and I walk the streets in Manchester, if people hear about anything happening they should go to a local police station and report it.”
Of whether people are afraid of reporting fears to police, Amir said: “I don’t know about that, but if people are watching this, if there is a lot of Muslims out there who know information, I think they should definitely go out there because this is giving all us Muslim people a bad name. I’m a Muslim. I’m a little bit scared walking the streets myself with my little girl because anything can happen.”