Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has said that right to freedom of expression should not be without limits and should not arbitrarily and needlessly hurt certain communities.
Addressing a press conference, he said we owe it to ourselves to act with respect for others and to seek not to arbitrarily or unnecessarily injure those with whom we are sharing a society and a planet.
The Canadian Prime Minister also pleaded for a careful use of free speech.
The remarks by the Canadian PM have ostensibly been made in the backdrop of the recent incident of French President Macron’s expressing support for anti-Muslim incidents.
On Oct 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan had written a letter to leaders of the Muslim states asking them to act collectively to counter the growing Islamophobia in non-Muslim states especially in the Western states which was causing increasing concern amongst Muslims the world over.
“We are confronting a growing concern and restlessness amongst our Ummah as they see the rising tide of Islamophobia and attacks, through ridicule and mockery on our beloved Prophet (SAWW) in the western world, especially Europe. The recent statements at the leadership level and incidents of desecration of the Holy Quran are a reflection of this increasing Islamophobia that is spreading in European countries where sizeable Muslim populations reside,” Imran Khan had written in the letter.