Terrorism has no religion says PM Imran Khan in an interview with Canadian media

The Nation  |  Jun 14, 2021

On Sunday, PM Imran Khan called for strict action against websites promoting hatred to create a divide in humanity and urged the Muslim world to present their case at international forums to improve understanding about Islam.

In an interview with the CBC’s chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton, PM Imran Khan stated that the use of terms Islamic extremism and Islamic radical started after the publication of Salman Rushdie’s book and then the 9/11 incident.

Khan also brought into the limelight, the grave issue of Islamophobia in the Western world which claimed the lives of four members of a Pakistan-origin family in Ontario last week.

The Canadian police say the family was targeted because they were Muslim which depicts that Muslims everywhere are targeted due to their religious affiliations. The family moved to Canada from Pakistan in 2007.

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Moreover, he added that use of the term “Islamic radicals” indicates there is something wrong with the religion which makes people radical. Contrarily, terrorism has no religion as extremists are found in every society.

"Muslims living In the Western World are the ones who suffer from Islamophobia,"

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— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) June 13, 2021

Hearing about the unfortunate and sad incident, the PM took to his Twitter handle and said he was "saddened to learn of the killing of a Muslim Pakistani-origin Canadian family in London, Ontario.”

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