PM asks Mark Zuckerberg to ban Islamophobic content on Facebook

News Desk

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has written a letter to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. He asked him to place a similar ban on Islamophobia and hate against Islam that has been put in place for the Holocaust.

According to the text of PM’s letter, Imran Khan drew CEO’s attention to the growing Islamophobia that is encouraging hate, extremism and violence across the world. He said the message of hate must be banned in total.

The Prime Minister said nor should the world have to wait for a pogrom against Muslims, which is going on in countries like India and in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), to be completed before Islamophobia is banned. He said unfortunately, in some states, Muslims are being denied their citizenship rights and their democratic personal choices from dress to worship.

Imran Khan said in India, anti-Muslim laws and measures such as CAA and NRC as well as targeted killings of Muslims and blaming Muslims for coronavirus are reflective of the abominable phenomenon of Islamophobia. He said in France, Islam has been associated with terrorism and publication of blasphemous caricatures targeting Islam and the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) has been allowed.

“This will lead to further polarization and marginalization of Muslims in France,” he added.