Pak, Malaysia, Turkey to launch channel to fight Islamophobia
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.