“High time for the Muslim world to get united and make collective efforts to counter Islamophobia”April 19, 2021
Ali Muhammad Khan (State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs): Being Muslims, believing in finality of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) is obligatory upon us. We should talk and engage with them to sensitize about the issue. We should make sure that more than one billion Muslims around the world are not offended by such acts. We want that issue of blasphemy is dealt in the same manner in West as holocaust is protected.
Dr Dost Muhammad (Islamic Scholar): Prime Minister Imran Khan knows very well the Western world and that is why he has come up with a wise approach. The Prime Minister rightly said that it will not make any difference if Pakistan expels French ambassador, rather, it will matter more when whole Muslim Ummah unites and all Islamic countries convey a strong message to the West that they will boycott their products if blasphemous acts are not stopped. Prime Minister Imran Khan vociferously raised the issue of Islamophobia at the UN General Assembly session and apprised the world of the sensitivity of the issue for the Muslims.
Dr. Masoom Yasinzai (Rector International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI):The Muslim countries need to forget their minor differences and carry out a collective campaign to sensitize the West regarding the dangers of Islamophobia. Pakistan is making efforts to unite the Muslim world and eradicate the menace of Islamophobia. Islamic International University has established a center to counter the anti-Islam narrative prevailing in the west.
[4.157] And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.
[4.171] O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only an apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.