Im­ran blames Mus­lim rulers for blas­phe­mous cartoons

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) chair­man Im­ran Khan on Wed­nes­day blamed rulers of the Mus­lim world for the pub­li­ca­tion of blas­phe­mous car­i­ca­tures on French mag­a­zine, say­ing that Mus­lim lead­ers should have played a role against the pub­li­ca­tions, me­dia re­ported. Ad­dress­ing Ulema Mashaikh Con­fer­ence, Khan said that our cler­ics did not play the role that they should have, adding that the cler­ics should have taken a stand against op­pres­sion long ago.

He said "we have to con­front op­pres­sors by break­ing away the idols of fear" and that Mus­lims can­not suc­ceed if they don't con­trol their fear. Khan said that Hindu girls are be­ing force­fully con­verted to Is­lam when no one can be forced to con­vert. He said it is the duty of the cler­ics to con­vey the right teach­ings of Is­lam to the pub­lic. "What kind of Is­lam per­mits killing peo­ple after of­fload­ing them from buses?" he asked. PTI chief said that Is­lam is spread­ing rapidly in Europe and that the pub­li­ca­tion of blas­phe­mous car­i­ca­tures was done to pro­voke Mus­lims.

He said a small sec­tion of so­ci­ety is loot­ing the whole coun­try, adding that he has seen cler­ics be­ing "sold off" against a price. Khan said that there's a Maulana who con­ve­niently fits right in with those who are loot­ing the coun­try, adding that a true be­liever can never be bought.

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