Robert HARNEIS -TDO- (FRANCE)- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has posted on Twitter the letter he has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the social media platforms - pic.twitter.com/mCMnz9kxcj
"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", Imran Khan wrote as he criticized France for discriminating against Muslims.
“The message of hate must be banned in total – one cannot send a message that while some hate messages against some are unacceptable, these are acceptable against others “, he said.
In his letter, he also warned Zuckerberg that this bias will "encourage further radicalization."
“I appreciate your taking the step to rightly ban any posting that criticizes 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.”
Earlier Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of attacking Islam after the latter defended the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
"It is unfortunate that he has chosen to encourage Islamophobia by attacking Islam rather than the terrorists who carry out violence, be it Muslims, White Supremacists or Nazi ideologists," Khan wrote in a series of tweets last week.
It is not the first time the Pakistani Prime Minister has urged equality of treatment for the Muslim religion and the Holocaust. Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York he said: -- “It is important to understand this; The Prophet lives in our hearts. When he is ridiculed, when he is insulted, it hurts. As we humans know, we human beings understand one thing, the pain of the heart is far, far, far more painful than physical pain and that’s why the Muslims react and I always thought that if ever I had this stage I would try and explain this to the world community, especially to the Western community, because, having lived in the Western community, people, didn’t understand this.
When I first went to England as a teenager there was a comedy film on Jesus Christ. It is unthinkable in Muslim Society. We need to explain that, look, in a human community we must be sensitive to what causes pain to other human beings. We have in the Western society and quite rightly, the holocaust is treated with sensitivity because it gives the Jewish community pain. That’s all we ask, do not use freedom of speech to cause us pain by insulting our Holy Prophet. That is all we want.”