Denying the Holocaust is an illegal offense in several European countries and offenders can end up in jail. Imran Khan would like the same punishments meted out for those who blaspheme against the Prophet Muhammad.
Those in the West, incl extreme right politicians, who deliberately indulge in such abuse & hate under guise of freedom of speech clearly lack moral sense & courage to apologise to the 1.3 bn Muslims for causing this hurt. We demand an apology from these extremists.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 17, 2021
The Pakistani PM sees similarities between insulting the Prophet Muhammad and denying the Holocaust
Western governments should penalize Holocaust denial and insulting the Prophet Muhammad in the same manner, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Saturday.
Denying the Holocaust is an illegal offense in several European countries — including Germany and France — and offenders can be sent to prison.
Khan wants to see governments take an equally harsh position on those who blaspheme against the Prophet Muhammad.
“I … call on Western governments who have outlawed any negative comment on the holocaust to use the same standards to penalise those deliberately spreading their message of hate against Muslims by abusing our Prophet,” Khan tweeted.
“We Muslims have the greatest love & respect for our Prophet,” he continued. “We cannot tolerate any such disrespect & abuse.