He was told in a demarche that this was an attack on 1.5 billion Muslims and a premeditated and a malicious act to spread hatred and violence among people of different faiths.
He was further conveyed that the US government should immediately ensure removing the sacrilegious video from YouTube and take action against its author.
Hoagland was also reminded that all faiths needed to promote inter-religious harmony and tolerance as the intentional spread of hatred among faiths is an attack on humanity itself.
The diplomat reiterated his government’s position and said the US leadership that they strongly condemned the video, which was disgusting and an act of one aberrant individual.
He further stated that vast majority of American people had also condemned it. “It does not reflect the values of the United States, a nation of more than 300 million people, built upon the pillars of religious freedom and tolerance.” Hoagland echoed the call by the prime minister and other officials from the Government of Pakistan for citizens to remain calm and express their views peacefully.
He also underscored his appreciation to the Government of Pakistan for its commitment to protect the facilities and personnel of diplomatic missions.
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