- NA speaker tells lawmakers that makes an attempt to disrespect Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is an assault on beliefs of Muslims.
- Asad Qaiser hopes that Muslim parliamentarians will step ahead and communicate out of their respective parliaments towards Islamophobia.
- Speaker says by way of a united entrance, Muslim lawmakers can promote interfaith “harmony and solidarity”.
Nationwide Meeting Speaker Asad Qaiser introduced on Wednesday that he has dispatched a letter to over 100 Muslim parliamentarians the world over to induce their parliaments to finish the latest surge of Islamophobia seen within the West.
“Attempts to disrespect Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) under the garb of freedom of expression is an attack on beliefs of Muslims,” tweeted Speaker Qaiser. He warned that assaults of the Muslims’ religion will “not be tolerated”.
“It is hoped that Muslim parliamentarians around the world will step forward and speak out in their respective parliaments against discriminatory practices, such as Islamophobia and religious hatred,” stated Qaiser concerning the letter.
The speaker stated that by way of a united entrance, Muslim lawmakers can promote interfaith “harmony and solidarity”.
The custodian of the Nationwide Meeting additionally introduced that after the coronavirus pandemic ends, the Pakistani authorities will maintain a convention of Muslim parliamentarians in Islamabad to develop a joint technique towards Islamophobia.
Final week, The Information had reported that Speaker Qaisar had introduced that he would write letters to the audio system/presiding officers of the world parliaments to lift the difficulty of blasphemy of their parliaments for bringing an finish to this apply because it was hurting the spiritual sentiments of Muslims on the pretext of freedom of expression.
The speaker had indicated his willingness to put in writing the letter in a gathering with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and former speaker and Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza.
The three officers had met to debate the rising development of blasphemous remarks and desecration of non secular sentiments of Muslims within the Western nations.
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It was agreed that Muslim parliamentarians from Europe and North America could be approached, and they’d be requested to lift the difficulty of blasphemy of their respective parliaments. They agreed that respecting the spiritual sentiments of one another would assist in coexistence.
Speaker Qaiser had stated on the time that Europe was fairly delicate concerning the Holocaust, whereas, on the identical time, the utterance of blasphemous remarks towards the Holy Prophet (PBUH), hurting the emotions of Muslims, was happening unabated.
He had urged the Western powers to set the identical normal for the Holocaust in addition to blasphemy. He stated such disregard to the spiritual sentiments was not acceptable on the pretext of freedom of speech.