NASIM Malik, a Swedish social democrat politician, has asked those who genuinely stand for the world peace to unite against those who produce sacrilegious, baneful material and who, in the name of freedom of expression, are bent upon destroying the little hope the humanity today has for peace.
While talking to The News from Sweden on Wednesday, Nasim Malik, an elected reserve member of the Swedish Parliament, expressed great concern over the ongoing highly deplorable acts of provocation against Muslims of the world. He said that the Muslim world deplored the brazen act of blatant provocation by the production of an anti-Islam film.
It is another inflammable act, fuelling tension, violence and bloodshed. At a time when every effort is needed to pacify emotions and create an atmosphere of harmony amongst faiths and communities, this film has hurt the sentiments of Muslims all over the world, flaring up large-scale demonstrations and protests.
Nasim Malik said that some months ago one of the great Muslim leaders and scholars delivered several addresses, including one at Capitol Hill in the United States, admonishing the world to avert the serious threats to world peace and save humanity from an unprecedented destruction.
In such provocative situations, he asked the Muslims to remain calm and never retaliate violence with violence.
Malik pointed out that Islam is peace and its reaction to such devastating behaviour should express tolerance. The acts of burning flags, petrol pumps, properties and cars to show their anger are not according to the teachings of Islam.
By doing so they send a wrong message to the world community, he said. He said that the production of such films and caricatures was obviously not the work of one individual. It is a painful realisation that very countries which purport to bear the flag of peace are themselves the destroyers of peace. This is a flagrant desecration of all the International Charters which promote religious tolerance and respect for all faiths and founders of faith.
The governments of the countries where such material is produced must act sternly and seize and destroy such material forthwith and those who sanctioned its production must be duly dealt with.
Malik says that he as a Swedish social democrat politician and elected reserve member of the Swedish Parliament appeals to those who genuinely stand for the world peace to unite against those who produce such sacrilegious and baneful material.