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Muslim Student’s Letter To Santa Goes Viral

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A Muslim student’s letter to Santa is going viral

The fourth grade Muslim student had never written a letter to Santa but did so for a school assignment. An image of the letter was posted on Reddit and the internet collectively oohed and awed.

Christmas isn’t a holy day for Muslims so this was the young student’s first letter to Santa. But the kid wasn’t jealous of everyone else for getting presents. Instead, the student was very thankful that Santa was “spreading happiness around the earth.”

Still, there was one question on the student’s mind: How does Santa do it all in one night?

Here’s the Muslim student’s letter to Santa.

“Dear Santa,

I know that I never wrote you a letter because I don’t celebrate Christmas but I am writing you this one to thank you for giving everyone presents.
I want to ask you one thing. Is it true you go all around the world in one night? If you do can you tell me how you did it? Santa thank you for spreading happiness around the earth! And say hi to Mrs. Claus for me.”

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Are you surprised that the student was so thankful for Santa even though they won’t be getting any presents of their own?

The letter has caused a little bit of controversy has several redditors worried that the student was forced to write a religious letter. The Redditor, whose username kind of ruins the cute and cuddly feeling of the letter, writes:

“To my mother’s defense I don’t think the assignment was meant to be a religious one, and the student was given other options. However, she chose to write a letter to Santa and did so adorably, so I wanted to share it with you guys.”

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36 Responses to “Muslim Student’s Letter To Santa Goes Viral”

  1. Russell Mack

    A letter to Santa a religious letter What is Christmas coming to. Next thing you know they will be teaching Santa died on the cross for our sins. It is a great letter but I would hardly call it a religious one WTF.

  2. John Galat

    This muslim wants to know how Santa goes around the world in one night. The only reason a mislim would want to know this, is to be able to kill more non muslims more quickly….

  3. Melissa Tintelnot

    why all the hate? this a childs 1st letter to santa and its adorable! don't hate on the kids for their parents beliefs, children are innocent in all of that.

  4. Anonymous

    Yes: I do see a lot of hate in these comments. It's very unfortunate there is this much hate in America at this time of year. How can someone hate a child, any child that thanks Santa for bring peace and happiness to the world. And to all the Christians out there that will state this was some kind of set up. I wish to state a passage from the Bible.
    "And a child shall lead them……."

  5. Bill Mckinney

    Thank god or allah, thank somebody this didn't get blown out of proportion and make it all the way to supreme court. Thanks for not being a bunch of sensitive butthole, for once.

  6. Bill Mckinney

    Thank god or allah, thank somebody this didn't get blown out of proportion and make it all the way to supreme court. Thanks for not being a bunch of sensitive butthole, for once.

  7. Brenda Marie Reed

    John that is a HORRIBLE thing to say, you OUGHT to be AMSHAMED! I am ashamed for your you.

  8. Cindy Rose

    Christmas is about believing. It is about giving, sharing, family and joy. Everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. It should be a world peace holiday. Over the years Christmas has changed somewhat. Because if you do not believe in Christ you still celebrate.. People who don't believe or don't celebrate take the overtime pay, take the day off, take all the gimmies you get for the holiday. Bonus pay and turkeys? If you don't believe then give back the pay, don't take the day off, don't except the bonus or the turkey.. But don't ruin it for the ones who do believe or just want the time with their families. Eventually all your complain ing will stop Christmas. So just stop all the complaining enjoy the day with family and friends. we do not take the time the rest of the year. SO JUST STOP COMPLAINING AND START CELEBRATING FAMILY AND PEACE..

  9. Joe Milburn

    Ok John, for once, even if I am not the best example of a Muslim, I do have to say that such a comment is offensive. Let me ask u this which caused more civilian deaths? 9/11 or the deaths caused by US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Quran forbids suicide, and many of the salafi scholars of saudi arabia have denoucned Usama bin laden.

    “I free myself before Allah from Usaamah bin Laden. He is a calamity and a trial for the Muslims (Ummah) and his actions are wicked!”
    –Shaykh Muqbil

    “So I say it is upon you oh Muslims and you are neighbors to those who are not Muslims, it is upon you that if there appears those who blemish the perfect image of al-Islaam from those deviant sects and those that have deviant thoughts and those who jeopardize safety, it is upon you to announce that you are free from them in the papers , upon the radio, in the lectures in the masjid, in the Friday sermons, so that your neighbors may know – the non Muslims – that these events from bombings and kidnappings and assassinations are not from Islaam and have nothing to do with Islaam rather they are strange ways even if the people practicing them may be Muslim. So that your neighbors may know that the religion of Islaam is a religion of gentleness, a religion of safety, and that is a religion that preserves the rights, preserves the rights of the Muslims” nd like wise the rights of the non-Muslims“

    —Shaykh ‘Ubayd Al-Jaabiree – Recorded 11-06-2004

    And see this forum also. http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=26&Topic=10392&sortby=desc

  10. Zouhir RiFfi

    your comment shows how knowledge you are and much the media influenced your little brain. keep the good work.

  11. Kelly Prince

    Haven't seen many comments about hating the child that wrote this, only hate torwards muslims in general. So much hate in America? I've been to Iraq, Afganistan, Israel, Korea, and Japan. ALL of these places hate anyone American.

    Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”
    Qur’an:9:112 “The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”
    Qur’an:9:29 “Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”

  12. Kelly Prince

    Qur’an:9:5 “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”
    Qur’an:9:112 “The Believers fight in Allah’s Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.”
    Qur’an:9:29 “Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission.”

    no media, just the Qur'an.

  13. Anonymous

    Santa a religion? Hmmm…Giving, Love, all that is good? YES! That would be a great religion.

  14. Anonymous

    Please do not add the child, s name. If you do, there is a good likelihood that the child could lose its head. We all know all about Moslem Honor Killings.

  15. Anonymous

    right and we dont see non muslims in the united states being killed by family and loved ones..only muslims..lol..u have more "honor" killings here in the west than u do throughout the muslims world..just they other day in canada a mother killed 3 of her own..and guess what..shhhh..shes isnt muslims..shhh!!

  16. Anonymous

    Kelly Prince oh u also forgot canada all of western europe, south america and i have been to west africa..yup they hate america..wonder why??,maybe ur the largest terrorist nation on the planet.. a nation that loves to go around killing innocent people..etc etc..see when u post anything ignorant, u will expect people to call u on it..again stop listening to fox media and stop reading on pamela geller and robert spencer..only then ull understand..sill americans

  17. Anonymous

    Kelly Prince u need to stop being negative and interpreting the Qur'an wrongly. Common sense should tell you that killing is wrong.. Did you consider having a dialogue with the non muslim first of to try and convert them before you bring out the guns n murder weapons. 2013 Kevin, lets all be positive and spread love instead of death.. Funny thing is at the end of the day only one person will be right with all the variations of religion out there.. But since we cant tell whose religion is right or wrong, can we all just live in peace n drama free..

  18. Carina Çetinel

    That is not the Quran, that is stupid-stupid writing of yourself – or whoever put that in your head! Go buy Quran originally and read it and then throw your head against the wall for being such an ignorant person!

    STOP COMPARING BAD MUSLIMS with the entire Islamic population! People from ALL the religions do bad things, why the hell do you think is the religion's fault because that certain individual is sick and he misinterprets readings ?! STOP BEING SO IGNORANT AND BRAINWASHED by all sort of people and media. Make your own opinions!

    And please, stop the hate. Especially in such times.

  19. Ric Auditore

    a muslim asking santa how to travel all around the world in one night… sounds suspicious, has the government looked into this? could be we have another terrorist plot on our hands…. lol no, but yeah this is sweet.

  20. Mike Ct

    grandwazoo75 Wow it's great to have a 12 year old's view on global politics, thanks. You act like American's are issuing missile strikes and that the government's actions are the general populations doing.
    I traveled through Western Europe and I had a great time. We made lots of friend's with new people and did lots of fun stuff that we wouldnt normally do with them. Our nationality was never an issue. Maybe try typing like an adult when you make such ignorant implications? LOL NOOB

  21. Jermaine Holmes

    Good kid! There shouldn't be any hate on anyone, period.

  22. Jermaine Holmes

    Kelly Prince I can also quote some Bible verses. Namely, all the ones that encourage bashing in all the heads of kids and women and men and leaving no survivors. PLEASE don't do cherry-picking!