Davos:  Islam is the "most misunderstood" and "misrepresented" faith in the world, Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar contended and said that illiterate and irresponsible people have been allowed to take the religion in their hands.
   
"In my mind Islam is the most misunderstood and misrepresented religion in the world. For example, Islam is the one religion that reinforces respect for women but we, the entire world, must take responsibility because we have let Islam to be misrepresented," Khar said during a debate on 'Democracy' at the World Economic Forum (WEF) here on Thursday.
   
She said Islam supports best of the democracies and her country would become the best example of this fact in ten years of time.
   
"If you ask whether Islam will come in the way of democracy, it is the other way round. Islam supports best of the democracies. Islam and democracy are not contradictory forces. They are rather supportive forces. Pakistan will become the best example of this fact in ten years of time.
   
"We have to take Islam away from the hands of the left overs of the society. We have let illiterate and irresponsible people take Islam in their hands. But it is also the duty of the Western world to understand the difference. They have been very biased on various occasions," she added
   
"A big bias has been shown say in cases like Palestine and Kashmir," she alleged.

(Agencies)