Kuala Lumpur: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have blasted French President Emmanuel Macron for his comments where he “declared war on Islamist separatism”.
Macron’s comments had come after a history teacher in the country was beheaded for showing Prophet Mohammad’s caricature during the class.
Accusing Macron of ‘attacking Islam’, Imran Khan said it is unfortunate that French leader has chosen to encourage Islamophobia.
In a series of tweets, Mr Khan said, “This is a time when President Macron could have put a healing touch and denied space to extremists rather than creating further polarization and marginalization that inevitably leads to radicalization.”
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan also wrote a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for banning ‘Islamophobic’ content on the social media platform.
Mentioning India and France in his letter to Facebook, Pakistan’s premier said both countries have been targeting Muslims and it will lead further marginalization and polarization of Muslim people.
Pakistan PM, who joined Turkish President in criticising Macron, urged Zuckerberg that hate content must be banned on Facebook.
Earlier, Erdoğan had said that Macron needed his check-up on ‘mental level’ for attitude towards Muslims and Islam.