Pakistan threatens European embassies

  • post Type / General news
  • Date / 11 June 2008

Pakistan has told the European Union that more attacks on EU diplomatic missions abroad cannot be ruled out unless the European Union represses freedom of expression, The Daily Times of Pakistan reports.

Pakistan is asking ask European Union countries to amend laws regarding freedom of expression in order to prevent “offensive” incidents such as the publication of the Danish cartoons and the production of an anti-Islam film by a Dutch legislator, sources in the Interior Ministry told the Daily Times.

They said that a six-member high-level delegation comprising officials from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Law would leave Islamabad on 8 June 2008 for the EU headquarters in Brussels to explain to the EU leadership the backlash against the “blasphemous campaign”.

The delegation will attempt to convince EU leaders that the recent attack on the Danish Embassy in Pakistan could be a reaction against the blasphemous campaign. The delegation will also tell the EU that if such acts against Islam are not controlled, more attacks on the EU diplomatic missions abroad could not be ruled out.

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