Loose Women star Saira Khan has revealed how she received a death threat in response to a provocative bikini picture she posted on social media.
The television presenter, 47, who is Muslim, shared the Instagram photo of herself sunbathing on holiday alongside a caption blasting a female Muslim preacher who decreed it was 'sinful' for Muslim women to pluck their eyebrows. Ms Khan ended the ended the defiant post by writing: 'Here's my response - kiss my [bottom]'.
In response an anonymous Instagram user posted a comment threatening the mother-of-two, writing: 'If you value your life keep the f*** out of Islam.'
Ms Khan, who has previously publicly shamed trolls for criticising her religion, later called out the troll in a tweet and tagged the official Twitter account for the Metropolitan Police, urging them to 'check it out'.
Taking a stand: Loose Women star Saira Khan shared this bikini picture alongside a caption criticising a conservative Muslim preacher who decreed that it is a 'sin' for women to pluck their eyebrows. The defiant caption also suggested the preacher should 'kiss' her bottom
Concerned: Loose Women presenter Saira Khan tagged the Metropolitan Police Twitter account in a tweet after she received a death threat from an anonymous Instagram user
Abuse: An anonymous user, posting under the account 'silverbengle', wrote an expletive-ridden comment criticising the Muslim mother of two for an Instagram post
Dozens of users praised Saira for speaking out against the conservative preacher.
One wrote: 'Best response I've seen in a while @iamsairakhan to something so silly.'
Another posted: 'Well said Saira, I love how you speak up for what you believe in on something like you say is so prehistoric.'
However others criticised Saira's attack, including anonymous user 'silverbengle', who wrote the threatening post.
The comment, which has since been removed, read: 'Keep your f****** mouth shut! Your not a Muslim nor do you represent anything to do with Islam!!! Your white masters have given ou what you desire as a sell out reporter!!! If you value your life keep the f*** out of Islam [sic].'
Ms Khan, a mother of two, shared the comment on Twitter, tagging the official Metropolitan Police account with a message urging officers to 'check it out'.
The Twitter post received supportive messages from followers, with one writing: 'Disgusting. I hope this is followed through Saira. Don't let it get to you'.
Another added: 'Words fail me...you shouldn't have to receive and deal with this stuff...awful.'
It is not the first time Ms Khan has hit back at vicious online trolls. In May the star publicly called out a Muslim man who criticised her for baring her body in a candid shoot alongside her fellow Loose Women panellists.
Muslim preacher who believes plucking eyebrows is sinful
Saira Khan posted in response to comments by a female burqa-wearing Muslim convert teacher who said it is sinful for Islamic women to pluck their eyebrows.
Umm Jamaal ud-Din's fiery, two-hour sermon covered the delicate topics of female grooming and obeying Allah.
The Islamic instructor from western Sydney, who is also known as Mouna Parkin, said it was sinful, or haram, for women to pluck their eyebrows, even if they believed it was hygienic.
Praised: Saira, pictured in May, was hailed by followers after she stood up to the preacher
In an impassioned online posted she told the troll to 'go and do one' and dubbing him a 'narrow minded, misogynistic, brainwashed, backward idiot'.
The most recent example comes just days after Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), called for a surge in prosecutions against anyone suspected of committing 'hate crime' on social media.
She said wanted to see online abuse taken as seriously as assault or daubing vile graffiti on people’s houses.
There have been several high-profile instances of successful prosecutions of people who had abused lawmakers and other public figures online.
MailOnline has contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment.
Responsibility: Ms Khan has used her high profile to support of a positive view of Islam
Sources : Dailymail
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