PM Condemns French Incitement against Islam, Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H)

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Oct, 2020. 02:11 pm

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday has strongly condemned incitement against the Islamic religion and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).

He took to his Twitter and said:

Hallmark of a leader is he unites human beings, as Mandela did, rather than dividing them. This is a time when Pres Macron could have put healing touch & denied space to extremists rather than creating further polarisation & marginalisation that inevitably leads to radicalisation.

Imran Khan said:

It is unfortunate that he has chosen to encourage Islamophobia by attacking Islam rather than the terrorists who carry out violence, be it Muslims, White Supremacists or Nazi ideologists. Sadly, President Macron has chosen to deliberately provoke Muslims, incl his own citizens,

Imran Khan added that:

through encouraging the display of blasphemous cartoons targeting Islam & our Prophet PBUH. By attacking Islam, clearly without having any understanding of it, President Macron has attacked & hurt the sentiments of millions of Muslims in Europe & across the world.

PM Imran said:

The last thing the world wants or needs is further polarisation. Public statements based on ignorance will create more hate, Islamophobia & space for extremists.

Earlier Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar strongly condemned the french incitement.

Asad Umar said:

“Freedom of expression is not without limits. 16 european countries criminalize denial of holocaust. Treason felony act criminalizes calling for abolition of monarchy. UK criminal code article 490 & 491 criminalizes insult to king/queen & even their ancestors or descendants.”

He went on to say:

“Allowing people free reign to insult the prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) under the garb of freedom of expression while protecting institutions and history sacrosanct to other religious beliefs & national symbols is pure hypocrisy and condemnable.”

Let it be known that in recent weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron attacked Islam and the Muslim community, accusing Muslims of “separatism”. He described Islam as “a religion in crisis all over the world”.


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