After passage of more than two weeks, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has adopted a resolution condemning the anti-Islam film and also the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) published in a French magazine.
According to a statement issued by Foreign Office, the foreign ministers attending the OIC strongly condemned the film ridiculing Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Earlier on Friday, Pakistan tabled a resolution against the anti-Islam film posted on the internet and the blasphemous caricatures published in a French magazine at a meeting of OIC.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar presented the resolution in the OIC foreign ministers meeting held here on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly.
Welcoming the adoption of the declaration by all OIC foreign ministers, Khar conveyed the deeply hurt feelings of people of Pakistan on those blasphemous incidents.
Reiterating Pakistan’s strong indignation against the blasphemous film, she urged the Muslim countries to legislate against such blasphemous acts,
The minister underscored the need for peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute and thanked the organisation for its support in this regard. She reiterated Pakistan’s continued moral‚ diplomatic and political support to Kashmiri people.
The press statement said, “The declaration was adopted at the Annual Coordination Meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers in NY on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. It called the two acts as sheer acts of incitement to hatred, discrimination and hostility towards Muslims, their peaceful religion Islam and the Holy Prophet (PBUH).”
The statement further said that the foreign ministers expressed their concerns on the continuing instances of Islamophobic acts under the pretext of freedom of expression.
They were of the view that this stood in violation of freedom of religion guaranteed by international human rights norms and standards, adding that these acts have deeply offended Muslims around the world.
The resolution apart from calling for a complete ban on the film also demanded international legislation against such sacrilegious acts.