Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan today called on Western governments to criminalize insults to Prophet Muhammad, God bless him and grant him peace, under the guise of free speech, and to punish those who insult Islam .
In a series of tweets on Twitter, Khan called on Western governments, which have banned negative commentary on the Holocaust, to use the same standards to punish those who deliberately spread their messages full of hatred towards Muslims and insulting our Prophet Muhammad. , may God bless him and give him peace. Read also Growing Islamophobia worries Muslims in Europe Amid the deluge of “Islamophobia” .. 3 positive news on Muslims in the West International Day against Islamophobia. Guterres: Hate of Muslims has reached ‘epidemic levels’ and needs to be addressed
Khan added that it is clear that these Westerners – including the far-right politicians who have deliberately spread such abuses under the guise of free speech – lack the moral sense and courage to stand up for themselves. apologize to 1.3 billion Muslims for this mischief.
He expressed concern about the escalation of Islamophobia, especially in the West, and demanded an apology from these extremists.
And he sent a message to extremists abroad who intentionally harm Muslims all over the world, saying that we Muslims have the greatest love and respect for our prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon us. on him, who lives in our hearts, and whom we do not tolerate contempt or insult.
The Pakistani prime minister’s remarks follow a tweet from the leader of the anti-Islam “freedom” party in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, in which he attacked the month of Ramadan.
Wilders posted a video clip on Twitter, titled “No to Islam, No to Ramadan… Freedom, No to Islam”.
The video clip shared by the Dutch politician included the voice of the call to prayer, and the Ramadan phrases are not our culture, our history, or our future. Stop Islamization. Islam does not belong to the Netherlands. Publicity
In 2018, Wilders held an international cartoon contest of the Prophet Muhammad, God bless him and give him peace. Which sparked worldwide criticism.
Last October, France witnessed the publication of cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad, God bless him and grant him peace, on the facades of buildings, and French President Emmanuel Macron considered them freedom of expression.
Macron’s cartoons and statement sparked anger among Muslims around the world, and campaigns were launched in many Islamic and Arab countries to boycott French goods.
The “Labbaik Pakistan movement” organized several demonstrations, which pushed the Pakistani authorities to ban them.
The Pakistani prime minister stressed that the government had not banned the movement because it did not agree with its motives, but because it rejected its mode of expression.
“To be clear with people here and abroad: our government did not act against Labbaik Pakistan under our anti-terrorism law until it defies state laws, uses violence in the streets and attack the public and the police, ”he said.