On Sunday, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Ceo of Facebook. He wrote a urging the latter to enforce ban on content of Islamophobic on facebook. A ban very similar against Holocaust on social media platforms.
The premier’s letter follows the printing of blasphemous cartoons in France-based weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, and subsequent comments of French President Emmanuel Macron, vowing to not hand over on the publication of blasphemous cartoons.
In the letter, PM Imran lauded Zuckerberg for putting a ban on posts that criticize or question the Holocaust, which was the culmination of the Nazi pogrom of the Jews in Germany and across Europe as Nazis spread across Europe.
However, the letter added, Muslims today across the globe are faced with the same pogrom.
For instance, the Indian government has promulgated anti-Muslim laws and measures like Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and National Register for Citizens (NRC). Vigilante groups, under the aegis of the Indian government, everywhere the country are targeting Muslim populations after declaring them because the source of Coronavirus.
While the French government has linked Islam with terrorism and allowed the publication of blasphemous cartoons targeting Islam and also the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Such acts of Islamophobia are fanning the flames of hate, extremism, and violence everywhere the globe.
Given the rampant abuse and vilification of Muslims on social media platforms, a ban almost like that in situ for the Holocaust should be placed on Islamophobic content on Facebook, the letter concluded.
Below is a copy of the letter PM Imran Khan wrote to CEO Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, over the weekend.