SHAFAQNA- Former Manchester United captain Patrice Evra in a recent interview admired Islam and its message, stressing that Islam is a beautiful religion.
A recent interview of the French footballer is doing the rounds on the internet in which he has nice things to say about Islam.
Evra, Former Manchester United captain, says in the video that he was raised as a Catholic but when people started blaming Islam for terrorism, he spoke out against it.
“Islam is a beautiful religion,” he said. “When my dad got to know, he was furious with me. My dad is Catholic but I still said it. For my convictions, I can go against my father, my mother and my friends,” he said.
Evra was being asked about the rise of racism in the world. He condemned racism and spoke about how football could give a positive message to the world and help end racism, GEO NEWS told.
“People need to teach their children not to be racists,” he said. “If a child’s parents are racists, how would he also not grow up to be one?” he asked.
This is not the first time that Evra has heaped praise on Islam. Back in 2017 when people were criticizing Muslims after the Barcelona attacks, Evra had described Islam as a beautiful religion and shared that he was reading and understanding the Holy Quran.
“I say it again Islam is such a beautiful religion it’s about peace, it’s about helping each other. We need to stop reading the media. God didn’t create us to kill innocent people. Respect every religion and if you are scared of a certain religion… instead of being scared try to learn about it and listen before you make any judgement. I know this is just my opinion, and this world needs more act than wise words,” he had said, The News reported.