Pakistan today voiced concern over a spike in hate crimes targeting Muslims across the world after the horrific Paris attacks, saying terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, which is a religion of peace.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah at a media briefing here expressed concern over the growing incidents of hate crimes against Muslims after the November 13 Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State militants in which 130 people were killed.
Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, which is a religion of peace and preach brotherhood, Radio Pakistan quoted him as saying.
According to a report to the British government’s working group on anti-Muslim hatred, there has been a 300 per cent spike in hate crimes targeting Muslims in Britain in the week following the Paris attacks.
The spokesperson also said that the tension between Turkey and Russia after the Turkish military shot down a Russian jet at the border with Syria should be eased through peaceful negotiations.