Pakistan’s parliament unanimously approves resolution condemning blasphemous French cartoons

ISLAMABAD: Both houses of Pakistan’s parliament — the Senate and the National Assembly — on Monday unanimously approved resolutions that strongly condemned promoting Islamophobia and the act of publishing insulting cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The resolution — moved by Senator Dr Shahzad Waseem in the upper house — strongly condemned the latest episode in France that has hurt the sentiments of Muslims around the globe.

Muslims around the globe are incensed at French President Emmanuel Macron for his recent statements against Islam. The French president has referred to Islam as a religion “in crisis” and backed caricatures depicting Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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“Believing that such condemnable acts, especially when supported by governments, further accentuate discord, alienation, and divide between the followers of different faiths”, stated the resolution.

The resolution “reaffirmed that the love for our beloved Prophet (PBUH) is beyond any doubt a part of our faith and no Muslim can tolerate such horrendous acts”.

Representing sentiments of the Pakistani nation and the Muslim world as a whole, the upper house expressed serious concerns over such vile incidents which are used to provoke Muslims worldwide.

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