Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey to start Islamic Channel to counter Islamophobia

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said Pakistan, Turkey, and Malaysia have decided to start an English language channel to repress multiple issues, including those of Islamophobia.

This disclosure came on microblogging website moments after Thursday’s midnight. Under the joint venture by the three countries, documentaries and series would be broadcasted so that the Muslims and the world as a whole could be educated on Islamic history, he said.

“President Erdogan, PM Mahatir and myself had a meeting today in which we decided our 3 countries would jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion – Islam,” Imran Khan said on Twitter.

He further added, “Misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims would be corrected; issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; series & films would be produced on Muslim history to educate/inform our own people & the world; Muslims would be given a dedicated media presence.”

PM Imran Khan is currently in New York City, USA to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

A Pakistani Premier Wednesday attended a high-level, roundtable convention on ‘Countering Hate Speech’ co-hosted by Pakistan and Turkey, according to a press release issued by the PM office media wing.

PM Imran Khan highlighted the need for fruitful efforts in order to counter hate speech and Islamophobia, stressing upon the need of addressing both the causes and consequences of these phenomena.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his remarks, said that Muslims were the most vulnerable community to hate speech across the globe.

Islamophobia is the fear, hatred of, or prejudice against the Islamic religion or Muslims community in general, especially when perceives as a geopolitical entity or the source of terrorism. The meaning of the term continues to be debated, and some view it as problematic.

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