Imran Khan: “The head of Muslim countries should have taken a stand on this.”
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday stated Islamophobia grew after the 9/11 terror assaults and went on unchecked as a result of the Muslim nations did nothing to examine the fallacious narrative that Islam was equated with terrorism.
Addressing the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) assembly in Islamabad, Imran Khan stated that there is no distinction between kinds of Islam, and added that religion has nothing to do with terrorism.
He requested how the western world can differentiate between average and radical Muslims once they equate Islam with terrorism.
“I have spent a lot of my life in England, touring all over the world as an international sportsman. I understand western civilization probably much better than most people. …I saw this growing (Islamophobia) after 9/11,” Imran Khan stated.
“This Islamaphobia kept growing and the reason was — I am sorry to say — we the Muslim countries did not do anything to check this wrong narrative. How can any religion have anything to do with terrorism? How was Islam equated with terrorism? And once that happens, how does a man in the western country differentiate between a moderate Muslim and a radical Muslim. How can he differentiate? Hence this man walks into a mosque and shoots everyone,” the Pakistan Prime Minister stated whereas referring to New Zealand’s Christchurch Mosque capturing incident 2019.
“Unfortunately, what should have been done, but wasn’t… the head of Muslim countries should have taken a stand on this. But a lot of heads of states said that they were moderates,” he added.
This speech comes beneath the shadow of Imran Khan dealing with a no-confidence movement by opposition events. Under the management of the cricketer-turned-politician, the Pakistan authorities can also be confronted with an extreme financial downturn.
The forty-eighth Council of the Foreign Ministers (CFMs) of the OIC started earlier immediately in Islamabad.
The summit is happening beneath the theme: “Building Partnerships for Unity, Justice, and Development.”
Pakistani media stated that over 100 resolutions will probably be thought of through the two-day session. Although the assembly is being convened to advertise OIC efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistan is prone to rake up the difficulty of Kashmir even because it fails to talk about Shia Muslims in their very own nation.