Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s controversial statement regarding Hazrat Esa (AS) Jesus Christ has landed him in hot water with hundreds of Muslims including political leaders criticizing and condemning him.
He was speaking at an opening ceremony of the International Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Conference in Islamabad where his statement on Hazrat Esa (AS’s) no mention in history irked hundreds of people.
“Moses got some mention, but Jesus Christ has no mention in history,” the PM said.
“Moses got some mention, but Jesus Christ has no mention in history” – Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan. pic.twitter.com/glnwN2qRMc
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) November 20, 2018
As soon as this statement’s short video clip was shared by media sources, it immediately went viral on social media and hundreds of netizens criticized condemned him for his ignorance.
As absolutely stupid as this is, it is also dangerous. By claiming that Jesus has no mention in history, or whatever that means, he’s introducing an element of illegitimacy towards the Cristian faith. Especially considering his audience at this event & the ongoing #AsiaBibi saga
— Khurram Qureshi (@fatherofyousaf) November 20, 2018
Reacting to Khan’s statement Pakistan’s Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former minister Ahsan Iqbal tweeted: “Quran has many references of Hazrat Isa (AS); how will trolls defend this crazy statement of IK?.”
Quran has many references of Hazrat Isa (as) will trolls defend this crazy statement of IK? https://t.co/uJ3QGVEEGz
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) November 20, 2018
While others stood to defend Mr Khan’s statement and said it “lacked context”.
He was talking in the context of state building, governence, law and nation. Now check the history. When Hazrat Isa left this world he had only few followers. No nation or concept of state, that why he said there is so little mention in history.
— Ali Imam (@bessacarrali) November 20, 2018