BBC-styled English language TV channel will be launched to fight Islamophobia: PM Khan
“We all know marginalization leads to radicalism, we must address this issue, no religion preaches radicalism”: PM Khan
- All the three leaders were very vocal about islamophobia in their speeches at UNGA regardless of its rising trend across the world.
- The Channel will follow the particular procedure of the BBC.
On Monday, PM Imran Khan elucidates on the joint TV channel project between Pakistan, Turkey, and Malaysia. All the three countries will launch a TV Channel in a partnership which will follow the style of BBC to fight against Islamophobia.
On a microblogging site, Prime Minister shares a photo of the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in which the decision of the Channel was taken.
He further said in his tweet that the Channel would look like BBC where not only the issues like hate speech and islamophobia will be targeted but also address the issues of Muslims all over the world.
Our meeting in which we decided to set up a BBC type English language TV Channel that, apart from highlighting Muslim issues, will also fight Islamophobia. pic.twitter.com/GA6o15oJFH
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 30, 2019
All three leaders on the sidelines of the recent UNGA session in New York took the decision.
Meeting in New York
“President Erdogan, Prime Minister Mahathir and myself held a meeting today in which we decided our three countries will jointly start an English language TV channel dedicated to confronting challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion – Islam,” shared by PM Khan during last week.
“Misperceptions which bring people together against Islam would be corrected; the issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; series and films would be produced on Muslim history to educate/inform our people & the world; Muslims would be given a dedicated media presence,” he went on to say.
Vocal at UNGA
All the three leaders were very vocal about islamophobia in their speeches at UNGA. Amid the rising trend all across the world.
“There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. It is creating a division,” he said. “Muslim women wearing Hijab has become an issue in some countries. It started after the 9/11 attacks” said PM Khan at UNGA.
“We all know marginalization leads to radicalism,” the prime minister said. “We must address this issue. No religion preaches radicalism.”
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