ISLAMABAD: Peaceful rallies and protest demonstrations across the county organized by Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen against the publication of blasphemous sketches of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in a French Magazine and burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden.
In most parts of the country including Quetta, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Kashmir, peaceful protest rallies were conducted wherein a large number of works as well as central, provincial and district leaders participated in the activities titled “Holy Quran and Holy Prophet Day”. Demonstrators while holding play cards/banners chanted slogans against anti-Islamic Zionist and Christian forces.
Participants also raised their voices against the colonial and oppressive powers and called on their governments to take action against the perpetrators of blasphemy. A protest rally started from Markazi Imambargah G-6/2 wherein a large number of people took part. While speaking to the rally, central leader Allama Muhammad Iqbal Beheshti intimated that the world would have to avoid double standards.
He argued that ridicule of Islam and constant degradation of the Muslim Ummah was paving the way for a severe civilizational conflict. He added that even the world powers, which were engaged in fanning the flames of hatred between different religions, would not be safe from this blaze. He further added that insulting the sanctities of Islam is equivalent to inciting the religious sentiments of two billion Muslims around the globe.
“Finishing off all diplomatic and trade relations with the states defending criminal activities against Islam is a requirement of the honor of the Islamic world,” he emphasized and added that taking a stand, the United Nations must warn that any insult to the religion of Islam is not tolerated under any conditions. “Any country that commits ridicule of the religion of Islam, including its products, should be entirely boycotted,” he apprised.