Imran Khan called Osama Bin Laden a shaheed… whoops?
Our beloved PM always ends up making headlines because of his famous slip of tongues. Previously, he had messed up some geographical concepts and ended up stating that Japan and Germany share a border. He once once attributed a Bengali poet’s quote to Khalil Jibran. Well, it looks like that another mix-up by Khan sahib has just caught the attention of many. Let us fill in you with the details of it.
While addressing members of the National Assembly today (without a mask, mind you), Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to Osama Bin Laden as shaheed
While shedding some light on the war of terrorism and the strained Pak-US ties, PM called Osama Bin Laden a martyr. In his own words, “Osama Bin Laden ko Americans nay Abbottabad main aa kay maar diya,shaheed kar diya.”
As soon as the clip of PM Imran Khan reached social media, it all blew up
People were naturally shocked that PM would refer to a world renowned terrorist as a ‘shaheed‘, which is a term of respect to refer to those who are no more, within the Muslim community.
The comment about Osama Bin Laden in the National Assembly speech by PM Khan is bound to boomerang and backfire.
— Salman Masood (@salmanmasood) June 25, 2020
It has become the top topic of conversation on Pakistani social media because of the sheer shock factor of the statement
A lot of people were ready with popcorns to enjoy the hilarious reactions by supporters of the PM in trying to defend the “slip of tongue”
Our PM refers to OBL as a martyr. Waiting (with my popcorn) to see how the PTI troll army spins this one pic.twitter.com/m9ZveLXtdY
— dk (@daanistan) June 25, 2020
— RealAndrewJShaw ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@RealAndrewJShaw) June 25, 2020
Me when Imran Khan called Osama Bin Laden shaheed: pic.twitter.com/AbFWgu2Tw7
— Alii (@Bhuut_) June 25, 2020
Others reminded PM Imran Khan about the atrocities committed by Bin Laden which should disqualify him from being called a “shaheed“
PM Taliban Khan is outloud for Osama Bin Laden Titled him as "Shaheed", He is the same guy who brutally Killed million kf Muslim, Killed, Vandalized Mosques, Girls Education, Imposed His own Shariat, APS attacked.
His fathr Musharraf Put country in fire of Terrorism pic.twitter.com/Zr3PbcqsoG
— Khlyk kohistani (@KhylkKohistani) June 25, 2020
Imran Khan was brutally criticized for his irresponsible statement by many
What a strange statment.🤔 pic.twitter.com/bPybC2sOf7
— Khurram Ansari (@khurram143) June 25, 2020
Cannot believe what I just heard. A global terrorist being called a martyr by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, on the floor of the parliament! WOW https://t.co/DGEEiUGKNh
— Uzair Younus عُزیر یُونس (@UzairYounus) June 25, 2020
As expected a few supporters defended the PM by referring to this as a ‘slip of tongue’
Slip of tongue
— Haris Khan (@haris_icp) June 25, 2020
Now journalists, liberals etc etc. Will neglect everything stated by PM IK & will only highlight this bizarre slip of tongue related to OBL….
— FatimahhhFires (@fatimahhhhFIRES) June 25, 2020
People stated that this ‘slip of tongue’ has become a common routine for the PM
Didn't watch but another bizarre slip of tongue it seems. Becoming an embarrassing routine for the PM. https://t.co/ouJC2SRC0a
— Ashar Jawad (@AsharJawad) June 25, 2020
A few argued that it wasn’t a mere slip of tongue and Imran Khan needs to apologize for this comment about Osama Bin Laden
IK used the term "killed" for OBL before pausing for a second and said "shaheed" in the national assembly of Pakistan. I am sorry but this isn't a mere slip of tongue; he needs to apologize and retract this statement.
This is the least he can do
— Hasan Saeed (@HasanSaeed6) June 25, 2020
They also shared an old clip from 2016 to prove their point about PM Imran Khan and his stance on Osama Bin Laden
They mentioned that the PM has a ‘different’ stance on the laden issue and it can not be classified as a mere slip of tongue.
Now this not slip of tongue https://t.co/6dY0bJVCxd
— madeha naqvi (@madehanaqvi) June 25, 2020
If you want to listen to the full statement PM Imran Khan made about Osama Bin Laden, here you go:
So, what do you think? Is it another slip of tongue or is it an intentional statement made by the PM? let us know in the comments below.
Cover image via: csmonitor.com/indaytoday.in