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Senator Faisal Javed Quits Pakistan-France Parliamentary Friendship Group as Protest

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf’s (PTI) senator Faisal Javed has quit the Pakistan-France Parliamentary Friendship group as a protest against the French President Emanuel Macron’s comments against Muslims. The senator in his letter to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani maintained that Macron had ignited the flames of Islamophobia with his remarks.

“Such actions by the French president contributed and further invigorated the Islamophobia,” Dawn news reported excerpt from the letter written by Javed.

“Demonising Islam and blaspheming the holiest figures will further polarise the humanity and provide breeding grounds for radical views.

This practice needs to be stopped and banned through binding international legislation. The action of the French president had the potential to do more harm to humanity than the Nazi ideology or racist tendencies,” he added.

In the wake of a cartoonish caricature of Prophet (PBUH) display in France, Muslims from all over the world has raised their voice in protest.

Earlier PM Imran Khan had addressed the issue and said, “Today, we are confronting a growing concern and restlessness amongst our Ummah as they see the rising tide of Islamophobia and attacks, through ridicule and mockery on our beloved Prophet (PBUH) in the Western world, especially Europe,” as he urged Muslim world for a united and collective response.

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