Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia to launch English TV channel to address Islamophobia

The details of a joint English TV channel planned by Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia, is being slowly revealed as leaders shared further information on the project.

"We felt that many reports about Islam and Muslims were inaccurate and do not portray what Islam preaches. They label Muslims as terrorists for example, and the world accepts it as the truth when Islam is not a violent religion," Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said to Malaysian media.

The project aims to fix the wrong and negative perception of Islam.

The plan was envisaged during a trilateral meeting, between Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad, at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The Malaysian prime minister said Sunday the decision to establish a channel was taken upon this situation. The project will be launched and led by the three countries' communication and information units.

Various journalists supported the decision as they perceived it as the proper way to tell the world about the oppression Muslims face as well as fight the misrepresentation of Muslims as terrorists.

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