(CBN News) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan drew backlash last month for claiming there is “no mention” of Jesus in history and for encouraging stricter blasphemy laws. Khan made his controversial statements on Nov. 20, which marks the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday. During the speech, he compared Jesus to Mohammed. “There were prophets of Allah other [than Mohammad], but there is no mention of them in human history. There is negligible mention of them. Moses is mentioned, but there is no mention of

Jesus in history,” he said, according to a translation posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute. “But the entire life of Mohammed, who was Allah’s last prophet, is part of history,” Khan added. The prime minister also talked about Pakistan’s efforts to crack down on blasphemy outside of the country. In Pakistan, insulting Mohammed is a crime worthy of death. Khan praised his foreign minister for his involvement with the cancellation of a Mohammad cartoon drawing contest in the Netherlands earlier this year. READ MORE