Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is gaining praise on social media for his interview with CNN on Thursday with bold statements on Israeli aggression in Palestine and Gaza.
The CNN host Bianna Golodryga had accused Pakistan’s Foreign Minister of anti-Semitism.
In his opening statement, he said that the public pressure was changing the tide and the ceasefire would be ‘inevitable’ in this case, added, ‘despite Israel’s connections.
#Pakistan's @ForeignOfficePk sets record straight, "Foreign Ministers remarks made during his interview with the CNN cannot be construed as anti-Semitic by any stretch of the imagination. Any twist given to FMs remarks would unfortunately prove the very point he was making."
— Anas Mallick (@AnasMallick) May 21, 2021
On this, the host interjected, ‘what are their connections’ she asked him.
The reply to this became the controversial news cycle being debated among the Twitterati. Mr. Qureshi explained Israel’s connections by a laugh off followed by the words, “deep pockets”.
Ms. Golodryga then asked, “What does that mean?” and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister replied, “They are very influential people”, adding that “they (Jews/Israel) control the media”.
Thousands of people became homeless in Palestine and dozens were martyred and thousands were injured. Then the International was silent. Now why are they on fire on words of Shah Sahib ..Yes Inte are#DeepPockets #CNNExposed#ShahMehmoodQureshi pic.twitter.com/8MkEw4rBTF
— RaNa BilaL (@AB21PK) May 21, 2021
A journalist with zero capability of understanding that what actually the FM said. The master of twisting, that's what western journalism is now a days. Puppets with propaganda. And by labelling him 'anti-semitic', proved that where her loyalties actually lie.#CNNExposed #bianna https://t.co/A7jjmD67b1
— Behzad Ahmad Malkera (@Behzad_malkera) May 21, 2021
The TV show host labeled this explanation as “an anti-Semitic remark”, till the very end of the interview, which Mr. Qureshi rebutted as saying that he has never been anti-Semitic and never will be.
The minister is now garnering massive social media support for calling out Israel and its apartheid system and aggression against Palestinians and Gaza.
Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari condemned the channel for propagating the statements of the Foreign Minister as Anti-Semitic.
Time to reject and counter this false narrative. Enough is enough. We cannot be bullied or blackmailed by such narratives bec we don't bear the burden of the history the West is trying to shift on our shoulders.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) May 21, 2021
— 🌠 Tehreem, a very depressed Pakistani 🇵🇰 (@TZ_PTI) May 21, 2021
She said that its “Time to reject and counter this false narrative. Enough is enough. We cannot be bullied or blackmailed by such narratives bec we don’t bear the burden of the history the West is trying to shift on our shoulders.”
Similarly, other social media users strongly defended Shah Mehmood Qureshi statement passed in the interview with CNN.
A heavy discourse is ongoing on social media with social media users discussing the statements of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.