PARIS: A member of Pakistan’s diplomatic staff was summoned by the French Foreign Ministry on Tuesday following remarks by President Arif Ali, who urged the European country to renew legislation that would Muslims are discriminated against.
“When you see laws being changed in favor of the majority to isolate minorities, it’s a dangerous precedent.”
The president said: “I urge the political leadership of France not to include these attitudes in the law. There is no need to be prejudiced. ” He is addressing an international conference on religious freedom and minority rights on Saturday.
The French Foreign Ministry said late Monday that it had met with Pakistan’s defaulters in charge of “our surprise and our outrage”. [over President Alvi’s remarks]”
The ministry said there was “no discriminatory element” in the bill.
The ministry insists, “It guides the basic principles of freedom of religion and conscience, does not discriminate between different religions and therefore applies equally to all faiths,” the ministry insisted.
“Pakistan must understand this and take a constructive approach to our bilateral relations,” it added.
Alavi warned of a lesson
During the conference, President Alawi said that French legislation was not in line with the UN Charter and contradicted the spirit of social cohesion that Europe had previously invaded.
“Don’t take revenge for the situation created by enmity and hatred for those who do not know the true Islam,” he said.
Alvi said the damage may not be obvious at the moment, but it will eventually lead to a grim scenario of hatred and enmity.
“Labeling the whole religion differently and taking precautions against the whole community raises the fact that if it is not done now, it will have a very bad effect in the next 10 years,” he said. “
The President further stressed that when the name of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is misused in the name of freedom of expression and religion, it hurts the feelings of Muslims around the world and is considered an insult to a highly respected figure. ۔
He pointed out that there are laws in the West for the protection of certain ideas, such as the Holocaust, the violation of which leads to disorder.
“So are the laws [about protecting the dignity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)] “We have to make sure that doesn’t happen,” he said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has also expressed concern on behalf of the Muslim Ummah over the growing wave of intolerance against Muslims.
He wrote a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, calling for a ban on Islamophobic content on social media platforms and urging Muslim leaders to speak out collectively and the Muslim and Western world. To break the cycle of hatred and extremism. “That breeds violence.”
The prime minister had strongly objected to French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks last year, which hurt Muslim sentiments. Prime Minister Imran said that the last thing the world wants or needs is more polarization.