ASIA - Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia jointly support an "anti-Islamophobia" TV project

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 islam   islamophobia   intollerance   terrorism   religious fundamentalism

Ankara (Agenzia Fides) - The new television channel sponsored by the governments of Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia with the declared aim of spreading correct information about Islam and countering the growing Islamophobia worldwide , starting from western countries will broadcast programs in English. The ambitious project was the focus of a meeting between Malaysian Premier Mahathir Mohamad, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, held last week in New York, in the margins of the 74th UN General Assembly. In the statements also released through social media, the leaders of the three countries made explicit their intention to refute and disassemble through the new TV all the misleading definitions that describe Islam as a violent religion and label all Muslims as potential terrorists. Pakistani Premier Imran Khan added that the anti-Islamophobic battle entrusted to the new TV network will also take place with the production and broadcast of films and fiction oriented to spread a more appropriate knowledge of the history and doctrine of Islam, also "contextualizing" the controversies that arose around the application of the Pakistani law against blasphemy. (GV) (Agenzia Fides, 1/10/2019)