Pak, Malaysia, Tur­key to launch chan­nel to fight Is­lam­o­pho­bia

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

Is­lam­abad: The gov­ern­ments of Pak­istan, Tur­key and Malaysia will launch a BBC type English tele­vi­sion chan­nel to high­light the is­sues of Mus­lims and fight Is­lam­o­pho­bia in the West, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports. The chan­nel pro­posal was dis­cussed at a meet­ing be­tween Malaysian PM Ma­hathir Mo­hamad, Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Er­do­gan and Pak­istan PM Im­ran Khan on the side­lines of the UNGA sum­mit in New York last week.

Tak­ing to Twit­ter, Ma­hathir shed fur­ther light on the project. “We felt that many re­ports about Is­lam and Mus­lims were in­ac­cu­rate... We feel there must be an ef­fort to ex­plain what Is­lam is so that there is no con­fu­sion and it won’t be ac­cused of be­ing a re­li­gion that pro­motes ter­ror­ism,” the Malaysian prime min­is­ter said.

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