“In fact, a partial Unite Nations (UN) and a biased ‘West’ are responsible for all kinds of terrorism, extremism, and violence in the world,” said he while addressing an All Parties Conference (APC) called by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to condemn the blasphemy in the name of ‘freedom of expression’.
According to Rafique, non-resolution of decades-old disputes like Kashmir and Palestine stoked desperation among the affectees to a point where they were forced to resort to violence.
“On the other hand anti-Islam policies are fueling violence among Muslims,” the minister added in the same breath rather indirectly warning against sectarianism.
Going forward, he stressed upon the Muslims leaders to forge unity among themselves to combat sectarianism.
Winding up his speech, Rafiq said the elected government in Pakistan was trying its best to unite the Muslim world together.
He also appreciated the statement of the Pope condemning blasphemy.