ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday wrote to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, asking for Facebook to place a similar ban on Islamophobia and hate against Islam that has been put in place for the Holocaust.
The text of Prime Minister’s letter to Mr. Zuckerberg is given below: “I am writing to draw your attention to the growing Islamophobia that is encouraging hate, extremism and violence across the world and especially through the use of social media platforms including Facebook. 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.
However, today we are seeing a similar pogrom against Muslims in different parts of the world. Unfortunately, in some states, Muslims are being denied their citizenship rights and their democratic personal choices from dress to worship. In India, anti-Muslim laws and measures such as CAA and NRC as well as targeted killings of Muslims and blaming Muslims for Corona virus are reflective of the abominable phenomenon of Islamophobia.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2020