It seems like Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has some kind of an obsession with Japan. Days after claiming that once Germany and Japan shared common borders, Khan has now asked why the “Japanese religion” was not blamed for the World war.
Speaking at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Khan said that no one blamed “Japanese religion” when the Japanese launched a kamikaze attack during the Second World War with their pilots who blowing themselves up on American ships.
From the statement, it is clear that Khan doesn’t know that there is no such thing as “Japanese religion.” Shintoism and Taoism are major faiths practiced in the country. The remark which was full of ignorance of both history and cultures, has given Indians on the other side of the border yet another opportunity to troll the Pakistani Primer.
Earlier, while addressing a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Khan had stated that Germany and Japan shared a common border. This video also went viral where Khan can be heard saying that both Japan and Germany had established joint industries at the border region to improve bilateral ties after the Second World War.
Khan was ridiculed for this “historic” blunder and opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari termed Khan’s faux pas as “embarrassing” and added saying, “this is what happens when the University of Oxford let people in just because they can play cricket.”
While many users mocked Khan for not knowing the history and geography of the world other users said that the PM had confused Japan with France.