It’s High Time for Int’l Community to Combat Anti-Muslim Hate, Islamophobia: Iran’s UN Mission

15:41 - March 16, 2023
News ID: 3482837
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations underlined the need for the international community to confront Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate.

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“On the occasion of commemorate the International Day to Combat Islamophobia on 15 March: It is high time for the international community to combat hate speech and acts of hate against #Muslims as a considerable portion of the world’s population,” it wrote in a post on its official Twitter account.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly deplores all acts of violence against persons based on their religion or belief and reiterates its full solidarity with the victims of attacks emanating from #Islamophobia all around the world,” it added.

“Today’s meeting demonstrates the strength of our determination to effectively address #Islamophobia, including, among other things, #hateSpeech, #discrimination, #terroristattacks and #violence against not only #Muslims but also their sacred beliefs, principles and shrines. Over the last few decades, a widespread network of #anti-Muslim media outlets has emerged. They promote a hostile and abusive environment against #Muslims which is, inter alia, a threat to their #HumanRights.”

On 15 March 2022, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution by consensus which was introduced by Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that proclaimed March 15 as ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’. The date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand, in which 51 Muslim worshippers were killed.



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