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OIC meet: PM Imran Khan raises 'Islamophobia' issue

OIC meet: PM Imran Khan raises 'Islamophobia' issue

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Jun 2019, 11:06 am

Makkah, June 1 (IBNS): Pakistan PM Imran Khan participated in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet and raised the issue of Islamophobia at the forum.

Khan said some western nations are suffering from the problem of Islamophobia.

He said the West should differentiate between moderate Muslim and extremist Muslim.

"The OIC — us heads of states — owes a responsibility to the Muslim world [...] when somebody blasphemes our Prophet (PBUH), it is a failure of the OIC that we have not been able to explain to the other countries the love and affection we feel for our Holy Prophet," Khan was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

"The international community has to respect the feelings of more than 1 billion Muslims," he added.

"I also want to bring up the point that the Muslim world must pay more attention to science and technology," the PM was quoted saying by Dawn News. "We must pay more attention to quality education and universities; an area in which the Muslim world lags. I fear the Muslim world may be left behind again and this is the best forum to raise this concern in."

Imran Khan was elected as the PM of Pakistan last year.