Imran Khan requires collective Muslim motion in opposition to Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday wrote to the leaders of Muslim nations calling on them to behave collectively in opposition to Islamophobia, as anger grows over France’s defence of the precise to mock faith.
Muslims internationally have reacted furiously to French President Emmanuel Macron’s defence of free speech after a French college trainer who had proven his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was killed.
Khan accused European nations of ridiculing the prophet, permitting discrimination in opposition to Muslims and refusing to let Muslim ladies put on conservative clothes.
“The latest statements on the management stage and incidents of desecration of the Holy Koran are a mirrored image of the rise in Islamophobia that’s spreading in European nations,” the letter stated, days after Khan accused Macron of attacking Islam.
In a speech in Lahore on Wednesday, Khan added that the lives of Muslims have been made tough in France, and Western nations ought to contemplate the sensitivities of devotees.
Caricatures of Mohammed are forbidden by Islam and blasphemy is an explosive subject in ultra-conservative Pakistan, the place anybody deemed to have insulted Islam or Islamic figures can face the demise penalty.
Macron’s feedback have triggered protests and a name to boycott French items in some Muslim-majority nations.
Small and scattered protests have taken place throughout Pakistan this week, together with within the port metropolis of Karachi on Wednesday.
Khan’s workplace earlier wrote a letter to Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking the social media big to take down Islamophobic content material.

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