Mahira Khan was accused of delivering a “diplomatic” statement concerning the Israel-Gaza conflict. Despite the criticism, Mahira remained resolute in her support for Palestine and her stance on the matter.
In a tweet shared on Friday, Mahira extended her heartfelt support to those enduring the hardships brought about by the conflict. She expressed deep concern for those who have lost their loved ones, and homes, and are suffering every moment. She also showed empathy for those who might be misinformed about the ongoing suffering.
“Prayers for those suffering.. those who have lost their children, their entire families, those who don’t have homes, those who are in pain every single second… and especially for those who are ignorant and misinformed about the suffering around them. May the universe be kind to…,” Mahira tweeted on October 20, 2023.
Some users found her statement to be overly diplomatic and demanded that she explicitly name Palestine and Israel in her message. They questioned, “Praying for who?” and labeled her statement as politically vague.
In response to the criticism, Mahira did not back down. She provided a concise yet powerful response, stating, “Uhhh, I call it loud and clear. Sit down. Use your time to pray for Palestine,” demonstrating her unapologetic commitment to raising her voice for the suffering in Gaza.
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Moreover, Mahira retweeted a statement by Fatima Bhutto, echoing her sentiments about the tragic situation in Gaza. Fatima Bhutto shared a heart-wrenching video of a baby girl covered in blood, struggling to breathe after being rescued from the rubble of a bombed house. Alongside the video, Fatima Bhutto criticized Israel’s actions and the support it receives from Europe, the UK, and the US.
This incident highlights Mahira’s unwavering dedication to humanitarian causes and her bravery in the face of baseless accusations. She used her platform to shed light on the suffering of the Palestinian people and called for unity, compassion, and international support in a time of crisis.