Imran Khan, who is currently on mission Kashmir in US, informed his people back home via Twitter that he, along with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had decided to launch a TV channel.
Countering hate speech
Imran Khan attended a high-level, round-table discussion on ‘Countering Hate Speech’ co-hosted by Pakistan and Turkey on 25th September.
Pakistan’s premier emphasized that Islam has nothing to do with violence, citing growing events of terrorism being conducted in the name of Islam. He also talked about the growing practice of passing derogatory remarks about holy figures in the name of freedom of expression.
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan termed hate speech as among the worst crimes against humanity. He further elaborated that Muslims were the most vulnerable to hate speech across the world.
President Erdogan also expressed his concern regarding the recent Kashmir crisis, fearing major bloodshed in the valley.
Imran Khan, Mahathir Mohamad & Tayyip Erdogan to curb Islamophobia through TV channel
Imran Khan took to the micro-blogging site to state that Malaysia, Turkey and Pakistan had decided to start an TV channel to counter growing hate towards Islam.
PM Khan said that in a meeting held by leaders of three Muslim countries, it was decided that a joint English language channel “dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion – Islam,” would be started.
He stated that a channel would help in informing the world about the Muslim narrative.
Imran Khan will address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 27th September. It is likely that the primary focus of his address would be on finding peaceful solution for the Kashmir dispute.
What do you think of this move by the Muslim leaders?