August 12, 2022

Sonny Invoice Williams has known as on the general public to deal with Muslims who ‘battle for the harmless’ the identical as freedom fighters defending Ukraine in opposition to Russia. 

The previous NRL star, who transformed to Islam in 2009, weighed in on the Ukraine disaster on Twitter on Thursday.

‘So the liberty fighters that may go to help Ukrainian troopers gained’t be known as terrorists they are going to be known as heroes,’ Williams started.

Sonny Invoice Williams has known as on the general public to deal with Muslims who ‘battle for the harmless’ the identical as freedom fighters defending Ukraine in opposition to Russia. Pictured along with his spouse Alana

The former NRL star, who converted to Islam in 2009, raised his opinion on Twitter on Thursday and made a comparison between the Ukraine defenders and muslim fighters

The previous NRL star, who transformed to Islam in 2009, raised his opinion on Twitter on Thursday and made a comparability between the Ukraine defenders and muslim fighters

‘Rightly so, we should always all the time help what is correct. Simply keep in mind this when muslims across the [world] go and battle for the harmless/unvoiced people additionally,’ he mentioned.  

Sonny’s followers, lots of whom are from the Muslim group themselves, largely agreed along with his opinion.

‘Overwhelming majority already knew it no matter how a lot the western media try to cowl it. There isn’t any such factor as World Peace or Equal Rights…there by no means was. Would possibly is At all times Proper and that’s all the time the way it will keep,’ wrote one. 

‘Having a public profile and talking out take some actual guts. Might Allah grant you goodness on this life and the following. Ameen,’ mentioned a fan.  

Aussie boxer Billy Sib tweeted in response: ‘Might Allah reward you Sonny for elevating awesomeness.’ 

Others believed that Sonny’s comparability was an enormous leap as the 2 teams had been very totally different. Just a few customers urged that the tweet was not time applicable contemplating the devastation and battle taking place within the Ukraine.  

‘Some severe darkish undertones on this tweet. What’s going on proper now in Ukraine is unparalleled and never seen since WW2,’ one person responded.

‘Reduce it out mate and spare a thought for Ukraine. Totally different tales,’ commented one other.

One person added that ‘Western nations all the time assist individuals in want irrespective of their faith or pores and skin color. Ukraine aren’t sending missiles or suicide bombs into Russia at harmless civilians. They’re defending in opposition to an invasion huge distinction.’ 

Sonny's followers, many of whom are from the Muslim community themselves, largely agreed with his opinion

Sonny’s followers, lots of whom are from the Muslim group themselves, largely agreed along with his opinion

A few commenters suggested that the tweet was not time appropriate considering the devastation happening in the Ukraine. Pictured: Explosions at the city of Kyiv

Just a few commenters urged that the tweet was not time applicable contemplating the devastation taking place within the Ukraine. Pictured: Explosions on the metropolis of Kyiv 

The 36-year-old – who performed each rugby codes earlier than embarking on a boxing profession – has all the time been a powerful advocate for Islam and the Muslim inhabitants. 

Williams lately lashed out at ‘racist fear-mongers’ who tried to dam a brand new mosque below building in Sydney’s south final August.

Indicators had appeared on the Carlton constructing web site apparently left by locals opposing the mosque going up in a residential space and bringing elevated site visitors to the realm.

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However Williams believes the complaints are based mostly on racism and bigotry.

Kiwi rugby star Sonny Bill Williams (pictured) has lashed out at 'racist fear-mongers' trying to block a new mosque under construction in Sydney's south

Kiwi rugby star Sonny Invoice Williams (pictured) has lashed out at ‘racist fear-mongers’ attempting to dam a brand new mosque below building in Sydney’s south

‘Racism is nicely and really alive in Botany St, Carlton Sydney,’ he posted on his Instagram web page alongside an image of him subsequent to a few of the indicators on the web site.

‘God keen we’ll be praying 365 DAYS, 5 TIMES A DAY at our new Masjid very quickly. Might essentially the most excessive eradicate racism from our society.’

Williams – who performed union for the All Blacks in addition to league with Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters – transformed to Islam in 2009 whereas taking part in in France.

He mentioned his expertise of residing and dealing within the Islamic group throughout his 4 seasons with the Bulldogs led him to transform.

His mom Lee and brother John have additionally since transformed to the faith as has the dad of three’s South African-born spouse, former mannequin Alana, 28.

Sonny Bill Williams, pictured here with Alana, 28, and children Imaan, Aisha, and Zaid,  believes locals' complaints against the mosque are based on racism and bigotry

Sonny Invoice Williams, pictured right here with Alana, 28, and kids Imaan, Aisha, and Zaid,  believes locals’ complaints in opposition to the mosque are based mostly on racism and bigotry