German footballer Mesut Ozil slams India’s persecution of Muslims

German footballer Mesut Ozil

Renowned FIFA World Cup winning German player Mesut Ozil has slammed India’s treatment of muslims.

On Wednesday, the 33-year-old footballer took to his Twitter account to raise his voice against India’s persecution of muslims. The former Real Madrid and Arsenal star wrote: “Praying during the holy night of Lailat al-Qadr for the safety and well-being of our Muslim brothers and sisters in India. Let’s spread awareness to this shameful situation! What is happening to the human rights in the so-called largest democracy in the world?#BreakTheSilence.”

Mesut Ozil currently plays for Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce.

The mid-fielder has been vocal about the human rights violations in the past too. In December 2019, he raised his voice against China’s alleged persecution of Uighurs with a poem he shared on his social media.

He was playing for Arsenal at that time, who publicly distanced itself from the player’s stance. Earlier this month, he had also tweeted to urge everyone to pray for world peace.

“Let’s keep praying for peace in the world – not just in Ukraine, but also in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and all other places in the world where people are suffering from war #StopWAR #JummaMubarak #M1Ö.

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