Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia will jointly launch the Islamic television channel: Prime Minister Imran

Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia will jointly launch the Islamic television channel: Prime Minister Imran

UNITED NATIONS: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday that Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia have decided to launch an English channel to face multiple challenges, including Islamophobia.

He made this announcement on the microblogging website just after midnight on Thursday. According to the joint venture of the three countries, series and films will be produced so that Muslims and the world in general can be educated about Islamic history, he said.

"President Erdogan, Prime Minister Mahatir and I had a meeting today in which we decided that our 3 countries would jointly start an English channel dedicated to addressing the challenges posed by Islamophobia and making things clear in our great religion: Islam "he said in the tweet

In a later tweet, he elaborated: “The misperceptions that unite people against Muslims would be corrected; the issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; series and films about Muslim history would be produced to educate / inform our own people and the world; Muslims would be given a dedicated media presence. ”

Prime Minister Imran Khan is currently in the United States to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

On Wednesday, he attended a high-level roundtable on "Countering hate speech" co-organized by Pakistan and Turkey, according to a press release issued by the media wing of the prime minister's office.

Prime Minister Khan called for effective measures to counter hate speech and Islamophobia, and stressed the importance of addressing both the causes and consequences of these phenomena.

Observing the growing incidents of discrimination and violence based on religion and belief, the prime minister stressed that religion had nothing to do with terrorism.

He also warned against attempts to defame the venerated personalities and writings, concealed in the claim for the right to freedom of expression and opinion.

The prime minister said that the marginalization of any community could lead to its radicalization.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his comments that Muslims were the most vulnerable community to hate speech worldwide.

Muslims were lynched for eating beef in India, while the busy Indian Jammu and Kashmir have become an open prison, he said, warning that they fear bloodshed in the occupied valley.

President Erdogan described the hate speech as one of the worst crimes against humanity.

On the occasion, he also expressed his condolences for the tragic loss of life in the areas affected by the Pakistan earthquake.
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