Amir Khan The Taliban Can Threaten Me But I Must Speak Out About Slaughter Of Innocent Kids

Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out about slaughter of innocent kids'

Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out about slaughter of innocent kids'

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British boxing star Amir Khan has admitted his life may be in danger after he spoke out against the Taliban on the eve of a trip to Pakistan.

The Bolton fighter is an iconic sporting personality in Pakistan with both his parents coming from the sub-continent.

Khan, 28, was deeply affected by the atrocity at the army school in Peshawar, which saw 141 massacred, the vast majority of whom were children.

Fresh from his WBC welterweight win over Devon Alexander in Las Vegas last weekend, the boxer has vowed to return to his roots to help in any way he can.

WENNMercy mission: Amir Khan will travel to Pakistan between Christmas and New Year

Khan said: "I will be going to Pakistan between Christmas and New Year.

“Talking about this stuff could be threatening for me, but I just want to speak the truth and tell people what is happening is wrong.

“I would not consider cancelling the trip, you can’t hide away.

"Look, everything is in God’s hands and you cannot hide away from life. If something is going to happen it will happen.

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“Everything is written for you, I believe, and you just have to go out there and do what you have to do and carry on with your life. You cannot let things like this stop you.

“I think it’s more important now than ever to go over there. I think it will send a statement to a lot of people that Amir Khan is going there to make a difference.

"I want it to be a better country. It’s just a shame – I cannot believe how sick some people are.”

Extra resonance was given to the tragedy as Khan has became a father for the first time in May, when his wife Faryal Makhdoom gave birth to their little girl, Lamaisah.

ReutersAppalling: Children rescued from the scene where 141 lost their lives

He added: “The news hurt me even more having a little girl.

"They had nothing to do with anything, they had not done anything, and the Taliban went and killed them. They are killing their own people. These people are ruthless.

“It’s very disgusting seeing or hearing stuff like this. You can never think people will be that sick in their mind."

Khan has already donated the shorts he wore in his most recent fight, which were woven with 24-carat gold and said to be worth around £30,000, to raise money to rebuild the school.

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