UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has launched a tirade against French President Emmanuel Macron in two recent Instagram posts.
Khabib’s first post to his 22 million followers on the social media platform was accompanied by a picture of Macron with an imprint of a boot on his face.
Over the past few weeks Macron has defended cartoons that have insulted the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as well as launched a crackdown on innocent Muslims in France.
This is what Khabib had to say on Instagram:
May the Almighty disfigure the face of this creature and all his followers, who, under the slogan of freedom of speech, offend the feelings of more than one and a half billion Muslim believers. May the Almighty humiliate them in this life and in the next. Allah is quick in holding to account and you will see it.
We are Muslims, we love our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) more than our mothers, fathers, children, wives and all other people close to our hearts. Believe me, these provocations will come back to them, the end is always for the God-fearing.
Today, under the pretext of fighting for freedom of speech the enemies of Islam and Muslims of different levels are trying to offend the feelings of hundreds of millions of believers around the world by drawing cartoons of the best of people.
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Do they really believe that in this way they will be able to extinguish the light of Allah, the spread of which He promised to bring to the end in his beautiful book? Do they really think that with their low and vile deeds they can do something to harm the one who came to this earth with only one purpose – to lead people out of the darkness of ignorance and worship of idols to the light of truth and worship of Allah alone – the Creator and true Master of all things?
By this act, they not only insulted the feelings of the Muslim believers, but also challenged the Lord of the Worlds, who promised to protect his messenger from the attacks of ignorant people.
Well, they did what they did and their work with Allah, and we will just say that truly you cannot harm Muhammad and the blessed memory of him in the hearts of one and a half billion people.
May Allah bless our beloved Prophet as well as his family, companions and all those who followed them in good. And may Allah unleash his punishment on everyone who encroaches on the honour of the best of people – his prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Indeed, Allah does not break promises.