Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday cleared the misunderstanding surrounding Islam and its followers and the responsibilities of both Western and Muslim leaders to end it.
He took to his Twitter and shares a clip of a speech he gave at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27.
Imran Khan said “It is important to understand this. The Prophet lives in our hearts,” Khan said. “When he is ridiculed, when he’s insulted, it hurts.”
What I had said in the UNGA last year as to why it causes Muslims pain when our Prophet PBUH is ridiculed. pic.twitter.com/yNoX7Sb3Lr
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 25, 2020
“We human beings understand one thing: The pain of the heart is far, far, far more hurtful than physical pain,” he said in his speech, which pinballed between his dual identities — sports-star celebrity and his current role as head of state of the world’s largest Islamic republic.
During his speech at the 74th session of the UNGA, the Pakistani premier said: “We all know that marginalisation leads to radicalisation. We must address this issue…Western leaders equated terrorism with Islam.”
“In all human communities, there are radicals, there are liberals, and there are moderates. All human communities … no religion preaches radicalism. The basis of all religions is compassion and justice, which differentiate us from the animal kingdom,” Khan said.