The writer is a senior journalist having great experience in media firms.
External conspiracies are once again engaged in inciting religious sentiments in Pakistan. Incidents of blasphemy and desecration of the Holy Quran are on the rise in European countries, including Norway and Sweden. Where is the humanity in inciting one’s religious sentiments under the guise of freedom of expression? All this is being done under an organized conspiracy.
Islamophobia has been on the rise for several years and it seems the hate mongers in the West have no agenda except hurt Muslims’ sentiments by insulting all that is reverent to them. There are more than 1.8 billion Muslims living on the planet but one has never heard that a Muslim has ever desecrated the holy book or personalities of any other creed or religion.
To the Muslims, the glory of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) is so high and pure that the angels of Allah send blessings and peace upon him all the time. The same rule applies to all Muslims to send blessings and peace upon the true Messenger.
It is the basic right of every Muslim to raise voice against incidents such as blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and desecration of the Holy Quran. But unfortunately, the world powers are turning a blind eye to this whole situation. And no one has condemned the situation yet, all this is being done under an organized conspiracy.
This is not new, conspiracies have been hatched in every era to break the unity of Muslims and make them feel inferior. Some so-called NGOs and media outlets have also been funded to change our beautiful culture. These NGOs and media outlets are promoting Western culture in the name of freedom of expression.
On the other hand, efforts are being made in Pakistan to promote sectarianism. Therefore, there is an urgent need for religious scholars to play their full role in this whole situation. Scholars should promote peace and brotherhood among the Muslims’ sects so that the enemy does not succeed in achieving his nefarious goals.