Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has condemned highly offensive desecration of the Holy Quran by a Danish politician. In a tweet on Sunday, he said that this is the third such incident in a row that should be strongly condemned by the civilised world.
The Prime Minister said the need for global unity to fight Islamophobia couldn’t be more urgent than it is now. “We are deeply hurt,” the prime minister posted. The Prime Minister called upon the civilized world to strongly condemned the highly offensive acts of desecration of the Holy Quran.
“The highly offensive desecration of the Holy Quran by a Danish politician is the third such incident in a row that should be strongly condemned by the civilised world, he remarked.” He further said that the need for global unity to fight Islamophobia couldn’t be more urgent than it was now.
Earlier, the Foreign Office has also condemned in the strongest terms the deeply offensive act of desecration of the Holy Quran in Denmark by the same Islamophobe who committed a similar act in Sweden a few days ago.
“This repetition of the vile act leaves little doubt in the minds of the Muslims around the world that freedom of expression is being blatantly abused to spread religious hatred and incitement to violence,” the FP spokesperson said in a press release.
Pakistan’s concerns were being conveyed to the authorities in Denmark. “We urge them to be mindful of the sentiments of the people of Pakistan and the Muslims around the world and take steps to prevent such hateful and Islamophobic acts,” it added.
Pakistan also called into question the legal framework behind which the Islamophobes hide and spread hatred with impunity. At a time when there is an increasing need for inter-faith harmony and mutual respect for peaceful coexistence, the international community cannot turn a blind eye to these hate mongers.
Pakistan reiterated its considered position that freedom of expression came with responsibilities. “Pakistan also believes that it is the responsibility of the national governments as well as the international community to prevent these racist and Islampohobic acts”, the spokesperson said.
PM condemns highly offensive desecration of Holy Quran by Danish politician