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June 16th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

Amir Khan: Fighting stereotypes

Amir Khan is a rare thing in sport: A world champion boxer who still lives with his parents and a prominent Muslim who is not afraid to address the image of Islam today.

Khan tasted international boxing success when he was just 17, winning a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. Now 23, he holds the WBA World Light Welterweight title, defended against Pauli Malignaggi in New York in May.

Read CNN's Q&A with Khan

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Culture & Science

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. jamie

    Its so nice to finally hear the muslims who are doing the right thing. I'm sick of only hearing the bad...I know there are quite a few musslims doing the wrong thing. But its nice to see this story .

    June 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  2. Sabrina n smith

    My opinion is that no one should judge other . yes, the person my have did something that wasn't right ,but we don't authority to prosisute a person wrong doing by there race.

    June 16, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  3. Reality

    Considering that the koran demands that male Muslims dominate the rest of us by any means, Amir Khan should not be trusted anywhere at anytime.

    June 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.