Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, requesting a ban on Islamophobic content on the social media platform. The PM appealed a ban akin to the Facebook ban on posts that deny the Holocaust. Khan wrote to Zuckerberg peppered with examples of recent anti-Muslim laws and statements from the Indian and French governments.
Earlier on Sunday, Khan had denounced French President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘encouragement of Islamophobia’ in a series of tweets, and said Macron was ‘deliberately provoking’ Muslims.
Khan’s denouncement came in the wake of comments from the French leader last week in which he vowed not to ‘give up cartoons’ depicting the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and stated ‘Islamists want our future.’
Source: Arab News PK