Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for Muslim countries to force Western governments to criminalise insulting the Prophet and calls for trade boycott
In a televised address on Monday, Imran Khan urged other Muslim-majority countries to lobby Western governments over depictions of Prophet Mohammed
Khan said the issue should be treated in the same way as questioning the Holocaust, which is a crime in some countries
He added that boycotting goods from countries that insult the Prophet could have an impact
The address came as the Pakistani government opened negotiations with a radical religious group over anti-blasphemy protests against France
They think this going to happen?
If any western government does give in to this, the consequences will be dire
The non-Muslim rest of the world should follow YOUR religious proscription? This is the same sort of "everyone must obey my religious proscriptions" pushed by Christian Fundamentalists in the U.S.
And comparing it to the Holocaust is the same sort of falsely equating a religious belief with an objective fact.
Beheading someone for displaying a cartoon is the definition of extremism - and depravity.
What happened to this guy ?. I remember him as an excellent cricketer, very liberal in his outlook, married to an English woman and he was even chancellor of an English university,
Is he genuine in his religious fervour or is it just a way of staying in power.
When he became PM I thought it may mean that Pakistan would become more liberal in outlook. How wrong I was.
Given the near to broken state of Pakistan's economy, I think that the only country that would be a disaster for would be Pakistan. But that is probably what the imams want. Keep the people poor and ignorant, and they won't have the resources needed to ask questions.
Simple we don't engage with muslim countries that are boycotting our products. So no more buying their products I wonder which will suffer the most because of it?
There is a massive difference between denying a historical genocide and poking fun at a fictitious character in a story.
When I think of the great civilizations that rose up in the middle east and the richness of their art, architecture and history and the scientific advances of the age...it saddens me they let some crazy fucker holed up in a cave basically destroy them. And the western capitalists take full advantage. I'd be interested in what people here think of Western countries pulling every bit of aid and investment from the middle east versus continuing efforts of "promoting stability"....lol
But that whole article...what the hell???
Again, proof of the 'leadership' skill of those elected to high office. The only thing they promote is their own religion. Everything is out of their mental capacity. Besides, it's up to god or Allah to sort out the 'small ' stuff.
Interesting god does not have to capitalized but allah does.
Sadly, your last sentence could, if 'regressives' have their way, be prophetic. There are those who, while happily encouraging any criticism of Christianity in general, and the behavior of Christians specifically, disingenuously defend Muslims and the Islamic faith from the scrutiny of western aspersions. Unable, or unwilling, to decouple the absurdities of a religious doctrine from the ethnicity of the majority of its adherents, these irrational actors deplatform critics of Islam, including former Muslims themselves! If these apologists succeed, a western government will pass laws limiting the criticism of Islam, and the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo will be outlawed!