In recent news, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the social media platform. He shared this information on his Twitter handle. Mr. Khan also warned of an increase in radicalisation amongst Muslims.
Imran Khan shared the letter on Twitter, stating that “growing Islamophobia” is “encouraging extremism and violence across the world and especially through social media platforms such as Facebook”.
“I appreciate your taking the step to rightly ban any posting that criticises or questions the Holocaust, which was the culmination of the Nazi pogrom of the Jews in Germany and across Europe as Nazis spread across Europe,” Imran Khan said in his letter to Facebook.
Imran Khan alleged that there is discrimination against Muslims in India and France. “I would ask you to place a similar ban on Islamophobia and hate against Islam for Facebook that you have put in place for the Holocaust,” he added.
Earlier on Sunday, Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of attacking Islam by encouraging the display of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. Khan’s comments came after the France government decided to take concrete action against suspected Islamic extremists. France is planning to expel 231 radicalized foreign nationals after a French history teacher was beheaded by an Islamist radical for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in the class.
The murder triggered massive outrage in France and drew condemnation from political parties and President Macron, who called the crime an “Islamist terrorist attack”. Mr Macron said, “Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world today, we are not just seeing this in our country”.