Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron attacked Islam without knowing it, thereby attacking and hurting the emotions of millions of Muslims in Europe and around the world.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a tweet that the hallmark of a leader is that he unites mankind like Mandela, not divides mankind.
He said that now is the time when President Macron could have healed the wounds and refused to leave room for extremists, instead of causing further polarization and marginalization, which inevitably lead to radicalization.
French President Imran Khan condemned the French statement. Unfortunately, he chose to attack Islam rather than violent terrorists, including Muslims, white supremacists or Nazi thinkers, to encourage Islamophobia.
The Prime Minister regretted that President Macron chose to deliberately provoke Muslims, including his own citizens.