ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while reacting strongly to the anti-Islamic statement of the French President said that the French Ambassador has been summoned to the Foreign Office today on this issue.
Talking to a private TV channel, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the French ambassador would be protested over the anti-Islam campaign.
He said that the campaign against the Holocaust has been banned by society, it is time that there should be a collective decision on this issue, civilized countries should respect the sentiments of Muslims, I will present a resolution at the OIC Foreign Ministers meeting in Nigeria.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that a resolution would be tabled on March 15 to mark the International Day of Solidarity.
Shah Mehmood said that the United Nations should immediately take notice of this hate speech against Islam and take concrete steps.
Shah Mehmood wrote in a tweet that Prime Minister Imran Khan has also demanded from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that just as you do not publish Holocaust-based material, you should also stop publishing blasphemous material against Islam.
French President anti-Islamic statement
Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the country’s ban on women wearing the hijab would be extended to the private sector, saying that Islam as a religion is in crisis around the world. He said French secularist values will be protected from ‘hardline Islam’.
The French president said that in December the government would introduce a bill to strengthen the law passed in 1905 on the secular state, which officially separates the church and the state in France.
He added that the government would also closely monitor schools and effectively control foreign funding to mosques.
Later, Prime Minister Imran Khan criticized the French president for making anti-Islamic remarks, saying that President Emmanuel Macron had hurt the feelings of Muslims around the world, including in Europe, by making anti-Islamic statements.
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