Imran Khan calls for Muslim unity against Islamophobia...

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Imran Khan calls for Muslim unity against Islamophobia

 International Desk

 Published: 05:35 PM, 29 October 2020  

Imran Khan; file Photo, collected

Imran Khan; file Photo, collected

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the leaders of the Muslim-majority countries to act collectively to counter growing Islamophobia in non-Muslim states.

Mr. Khan issued the letter on Wednesday, according to his official statement. But it was not mentioned about the receivers’ details of the letters.

The calls made amid ongoing controversy over French noise against radical Islam.

In his letter on Wednesday, Pakistani Prime Minister called on the leaders of Muslim-majority states to band together to tackle what he termed “the rising tide of Islamophobia and attacks”.

“We, as leaders of Muslim polities, must take initiative to call for an end to this cycle of hate and violence. I urge all our Muslim leaders as a collectivity, to raise our voice and explain the leadership of the non-Muslim, especially western states, the deep-seated reverence and love all Muslims feel fir their divine book, the Holy Quran, for our Prophet PBUH,” he wrote.

While he did not explicitly reference France, Khan said “recent statements at the leadership level are a reflection of this increasing Islamophobia that is spreading in European countries where sizeable Muslim populations reside”.

Earlier the week Imran accused French President Emmanuel Macron of “encouraging Islamophobia.” 

Macron’s anti-Islamic comments over killing a French teacher for showing a cartoon of the Prophet (PUBH), angered the entire Muslim communities around the world. Many nations roared to boycott French goods.