Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday that French President Emmanuel Mark Long “attacked Islam” by encouraging the display of a cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad.
Khan’s remarks came a few days after Mark Long paid tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded by an Islamist radical who wanted revenge for his use of a cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad in his class on freedom of expression.
“Sadly President Mark Long has decided to deliberately arouse Muslims, including his own citizens, by encouraging the display of blasphemous cartoons targeting Islam and our prophet PBUH,” Khan said on Twitter.
Muslims describe the prophet Muhammad as blasphemy. Macron said teachers are heroes and Islamists are a threat to the state.
Khan was able to show extremists a “healing hand” that denied space, but instead chose to promote Islamic hatred by attacking Islam rather than “Islamic, white supremacist, or Nazi ideology or other violent terrorists. I said.
Recently, France witnessed a series of violent attacks by Islamic militants, including the 2015 murder of Charlie Hepdo, bombings and shootings in November 2015, where 130 people were killed in the Bataclan Theater and the area around Paris.
“By attacking Islam with no understanding of Islam, we attacked and hurt the sentiment of millions of Muslims in Europe and around the world,” Khan added.
Khan’s remarks followed a similar revelation by Turkish President Taif Erdogan firing Mark Long against Mark Long, followed by French summons of an ambassador in Ankara.
The cartoon of the prophet Muhammad, first published in 2005 by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, sparked anger and violent protests in Pakistan.
There were more protests last month when the French satirical week, Charlie Hebdo, republished the cartoon.