Pakistan condemns blasphemous cartoons by Danish media 2008-02-27 20:31:46   Print

    ISLAMABAD, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan condemned the act of the republication of cartoons in the Danish media that offended Muslim feeling and sentiment, the Foreign Office of Pakistan said in a statement on Wednesday.

    "No civilized society should allow disrespect of the belief system of other communities," said the statement.

    The statement said that the republication of the cartoons had deeply offended Muslim feeling and sentiment all over the world and Pakistan condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the republication of cartoons in Danish media.

    It pointed out that such acts incited the already growing Islamophobia in Europe and undermined the efforts being carried out by the groups that were trying to bridge the gap between civilizations.

    Terming the hurting sentiments of other religious irresponsible, the statement said that the Danish government is under obligation as a responsible government to stop the publication of the cartoons.

    "We expect that the Western countries should equally be sensitive to respecting the feelings of Muslims and should not allow insult under the guise of freedom of expression," the statement concluded.

Editor: Du Guodong
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