Some Muslim-majority leaders object to Macron's defense of free speech including Turkey’s Pres Erdogan, "who locks up thousands of Muslims for belonging to the wrong religious group," and Pakistan PM Imran Khan, who ignores "China’s million-Muslim gulag."
What leaders say after a terrorist attack like matters a great deal. Macron, Erdogan and Imran Khan failed the first test. They must rise above themselves now. via @bopinion
OPINION: Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Imran Khan’s criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron is hypocritical and outrageous, especially when their governments show no respect to people of other faiths.
Pakistan state media show Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan being welcomed by Pakistan's PM Imran Khan in Islamabad. Erdogan is in Pakistan on a two-day visit. Khan himself drove the Turkish president to the Prime Minister House. (Reuters)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks next to Prime Minister Imran Khan during a side event titled "Combating hate speech" hosted by Turkey and Pakistan at the 74th session of UN General Assembly in New York, United States on September 25, 2019. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY
Erdogan for Turkey is bad; leads to bigotry. Imran Khan for Pakistan is bad. Leads to worse bigotry. Our pied piper is good because our bigotry leads to more nationalism & patriotism. Hats off. Never mind that we have more diversity & therefore need less bigotry.