Muslims all over the globe are miffed and unnerved due to the sacrilegious stance of France on Charlie Hedbo’s profane publications. Tennis Star Aisam to Wear White Armband in Paris Masters as Protest against Macron.
Pakistani Tennis star, Aisam-ul-Haq will be wearing a white armband during this week’s Paris Masters Tournament as a peaceful protest against French President Emmanuel Macron. In a video message posted on his Facebook account, Aisam said
“I will wear a white armband to protest peacefully against the French president’s remarks and the disrespectful publications. The most important and valuable lesson I have learned as an athlete and a tennis player is to respect all religions, cultures, faiths, and beliefs. Freedom of speech does not and should not mean freedom to antagonize anyone and disrespect someone’s religion”.
“The protest is against Macron who, sadly and disappointingly, is endorsing and encouraging this kind of behavior where people are allowed to disrespect the religion of Islam and make fun of our Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The blasphemous caricatures were unprovoked as I highlighted that Islam only preaches the message of peace and love and respect for all the Prophets”.
Tennis Star Aisam to Wear White Armband in Paris Masters as Protest against Macron
“I urge not just Muslim athletes but athletes all over the world – who respect other religions – to show solidarity and unity by wearing a white armband and raise awareness that we, as human beings and athletes, can’t accept disrespect and mocking of other religions.”
The Pakistani tennis star will be in action on Wednesday in the first round of the Paris Master’s mixed doubles event alongside world number 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. The Pak-Greek duo will be playing against Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski of Great Britain in the first round.
It is pertinent to mention here that the French President Macron had earlier garrisoned the publication of blasphemous content by newspaper Charlie Hebdo and termed the act as freedom of expression.
We would appreciate Aisam-ul-Haq’s silent but deafening protest on the global spectrum against irreverence.