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Breaking: Pakistan Summons French Ambassador

Mon 26 Oct 2020 | 11:13 AM
Nawal Sayed

Pakistan summoned France’s ambassador in Islamabad on Monday, according to the foreign office over the French President's "offensive" statements against Islam.

Yesterday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that French President Emmanuel Macron had “attacked Islam”.

Breaking: Pakistan Summons French AmbassadorThe foreign office spokesman informed the French ambassador that “Pakistan condemns systematic Islamophobic campaign under the garb of freedom of expression”.Breaking: Pakistan Summons French Ambassador

"This is a time when President Macron could have put a healing touch and denied space to extremists rather than creating further polarization and marginalization that inevitably leads to radicalization," Khan wrote on Twitter.Breaking: Pakistan Summons French Ambassador

"Sadly, President Macron has chosen to deliberately provoke Muslims, including his own citizens, and encouraged the display of blasphemous cartoons targeting Islam and the Holy Prophet [Muhammad]," he added.

Breaking: Pakistan Summons French Ambassador

Macron tweeted on Sunday that his country will not give up on such behavior, adding “We will not give in, ever.”

“We respect all differences in a spirit of peace. We do not accept hate speech and defend reasonable debate. We will always be on the side of human dignity and universal values,” he added.

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