Climate Change, Poverty, Islamophobia & Kashmir Issue – Highlights of Imran Khan’s Speech at UNGA

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Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered a historic speech at the 74th session of the UNGA. He talked about climate change, the gap between rich and poor countries, Islamophobia and the mass massacre in Kashmir done by Indian government and forces.

About Climate Change, Imran Khan urged the UN to take the issue seriously. He said that the world leaders are not serious about the gravity of the situation.

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He said, “We don’t realize the urgency of the situation. We have so many ideas but ideas without funding are mere hallucinations.”

Regarding the growing gap between rich and poor, PM Khan said that the money is being taken by the developing countries to feed the corrupt elite in developed countries. This is leading to poverty and debt.

Thirdly about Islamophobia Imran Khan said, “We all know that marginalization leads to radicalization. We must address this issue…Western leaders’ equated terrorism with Islam.”

Adding, “In all human communities, there are radicals, there are liberals, and there are moderates. All human communities … no religion preaches radicalism. The basis of all religions is compassion and justice, which differentiate us from the animal kingdom.”

Talking about terrorism he said, “Terrorism has nothing to do with any religion. No one did research that before 9-11, the majority of suicide bombers in the world were Tamil Tigers. They were Hindus. No one blamed Hinduism. And quite rightly. What does Hinduism get to do with what desperate people were doing in Sri Lanka?

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We all know, we’ve seen films about Japanese ‘Kamikaze’ pilots at the end of the Second World War doing suicide attacks. No one blames their religion. But here we were, trying to prove we were moderates and not explaining it to the West.”

“There are 1.3 billion Muslims in this world. Millions of Muslims are living in the US and European countries as minorities. Islamophobia, since 9/11 has grown at an alarming pace. Human communities are supposed to live together with understanding among each other. But Islamophobia is creating a division. Muslim women wearing hijabs has become an issue in some countries as if a hijab is some kind of weapon. This is happening because of Islamophobia,” Imran Khan said.

Lastly, Khan raised voice against the “bloodbath” in Jammu & Kashmir. He said, “Women, children, sick people are locked in animals, and it’s arrogance that has blinded him from the fact that…what is going to happen when the curfew is lifted?”

He also clearly stated that “Nuclear war is not a threat, it’s a fair worry.”

He said, “If a conventional war starts, anything could happen. But supposing a country seven times smaller than its neighbor is faced with a choice: either you surrender or you fight for your freedom till death. We will fight and when a nuclear-armed country fights to the end it will have consequences far beyond the borders, it will have consequences for the world.”

Pakistan finally has a leader who is honest, fearless and loyal to his country and the whole nation is proud of him.

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