Pakistan to EU: Amend free speech regarding defamation of islam or else

by Kal El on June 10, 2008 · View Comments

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Pakistan is sending members of its government to Europe to warn of the “possibility” of more attacks on European interests (read: CIVILIAN targets) if people continue to insult the cult of islam, and link it with violence and terror.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will ask the European Union countries to amend laws regarding freedom of expression in order to prevent offensive incidents such as the printing of blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the production of an anti-Islam film by a Dutch legislator, sources in the Interior Ministry told Daily Times on Saturday.

They said that a six-member high-level delegation comprising officials from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Law would leave Islamabad on Sunday (today) for the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and explain to the EU leadership the backlash against the blasphemous campaign in the name of freedom of expression.

The delegation, headed by an additional secretary of the Interior Ministry, will meet the leaders of the EU countries in a bid to convince them that the recent attack on the Danish Embassy in Pakistan could be a reaction against the blasphemous campaign, sources said.

They said that the delegation would also tell the EU that if such acts against Islam are not controlled, more attacks on the EU diplomatic missions abroad could not be ruled out.

Sources said that the delegation would also hold discussions on inter-religious harmony during its meetings with the EU leaders.

In other words: Stop calling islam violent and intolerant, or else muslims will respond with violence and intolerance. I hope the Euros show some testicular fortitude, but given their penchant for capitulation I am not holding my breath.

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