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PM asks Facebook CEO to ban Islamophobic content
October 26, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, asking 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 shared by PM Office media wing, the Prime Minister drew CEO’s attention to the growing Islamophobia that is encouraging hate, extremism and violence across the world.

Imran Khan said the message of hate must be banned in total.

He 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, to be completed before Islamophobia is banned.

The Prime Minister said unfortunately, in some states, Muslims are being denied their citizenship rights and their democratic personal choices from dress to worship.

He 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.

Imran Khan 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.

He said this will lead to further polarization and marginalization of Muslims in France.