Salman Khan usually uses social media to post mundane messages or promote films. However, on Saturday (December 13), the star seemed to be in the mood to share serious thoughts with his fans.
In a series of posts, he wrote on Twitter: "Jihad means struggle. Struggle to be good. Jihad is the most misused word today…logon ne fasad ko jihad bana diya…woman is absolutely equal to man and has equal rights…those who kill in the name of religion have not read the holy book (sic)."
Jihad means struggle . Struggle to be good . Jihad is the most misused word today .— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 20, 2014
Besides posting his own messages, Salman even re-tweeted a few posts written by Queen Rania of Jordan. "Till when will innocent children pay the horrific price of extremism #PeshawarAttack #ThisIsNotIslam (sic)," read one of her tweets.
On December 19, a few days after the Peshawar school attack in Pakistan took place, Salman posted on the microblogging site, "To save 1 innocent life is to save entire humanity , to kill 1 innocent life is like killing entire humanity…the most heinous crime is killing an innocent…even wen at war u r nt supposed to harm children, women, old people, religious places and agriculture.
Vo hum mai se nahi jiske hath aur zubaan se log mehfooz nahi
those who kill in the name of religion have not read the holy book .— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 20, 2014