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Imran Khan likens Muslim sentiment for blasphemy to Jews’ for holocaust

Chitral (Pakistan), Sep.16 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan has likened the sentiments of Muslims for blasphemy with that of the Jews’ for the holocaust and asked for similar rights with regard to hate speech.

Speaking in Chitral and citing the Jewish Holocaust as an example, Khan said that people in Europe can be jailed for just questioning the actuality of the massacre because it hurt the sentiments of the Jews.

The Express Tribune quoted him, as saying: “We are also being hurt in the name of freedom of speech. We will also get the same law implemented for us in the West.”

Khan said the West is ignorant of Islam and it was their ignorance which was being manipulated by the people spreading hate against the religion.

“They do not know how much we love our beloved Prophet-that Muslims are willing to sacrifice their lives for him,” said Khan.

“I take the responsibility to educate them about how much we love our beloved Prophet,” he added. (ANI)

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