Shahbaz raps world’s dual stand on Islam
LAHORE, Sept 24: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday the Muslims, from Casablanca to Kuala Lumpur, had proved through protests against the anti-Islam film that they would not tolerate any blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).
He said this at ‘Azmat-i-Rehmatul-Lil-Aalameen Conference’ held under the aegis of the Provincial Auqaf and Religious Affairs Department at Chief Minister’s Secretariat, says a handout.The chief minister said a strong protest was lodged from Peshawar to Karachi in Pakistan and great love was shown for the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him), however, a positive message had not been conveyed to the international community due to violence in demonstrations.
“It is very lamentable that the public properties were damaged during protest demonstrations while both the killers and the slain were Muslims,” he said.
“Today, we will have to take a firm decision that we will eliminate enemies in our ranks. If Ulema do not fulfill their responsibility of showing the right path to the nation on this sensitive occasion and the collective power is not organised, the coming generations will never forgive us,” he said.
He said millions of Muslims all over the world expressed their love for the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) openly, however, the international community had adopted a dual standard about Islam.
He said there was a punishment for talking against or refusing holocaust but if any sacrilegious act was committed, they only condemned it and said that they had no concern about the issue.
The chief minister also directed to consider the proposal of setting up of Seerat (PBUH) Chair of Ulema in every university.