Critical Discourse Analysis of Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s Speeches against France

  • Sanna Asghar University of Lahore Lahore Department of English language and literature


Discourse is directly connected to human emotions and feelings. The use of language and selection of words reflects the inner feeling of a person when he/she is hurt religiously. The same thing happened when France projected the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) cartoons. This was shocking news for the whole Ummah because it hurt all Muslims of the world in one way or another. Khadim Hussain Rizvi has shown resistance against the immoral attitude of France and recorded his protest to ban French products from the whole country. The government of Pakistan assured him to fulfill this demand in the specified period. He became the voice of the whole nation. This research paper is a critical investigation of the discourses used by Rizvi in his speeches against France. Moreover, it is also under examination that how through the use of language Khadim Hussain Rizvi expresses his emotions. This is purely qualitative research where data has been collected from the internet, books, research papers, and newspapers.

Keywords: Critical Discourse Analysis, France, Khadim Hussain Rizvi Speeches.

How to Cite
ASGHAR, Sanna. Critical Discourse Analysis of Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s Speeches against France. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics & Literature, [S.l.], v. 5, n. I, p. 57-77, sep. 2021. ISSN 2663-1512. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2022. doi: