UN warns of increasing Islamophobic sentiments across globe
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmad Shaheed has expressed concerns over intensifying Islamophobia noting the role of 9/11 terrorist attacks on increase of misconception against Muslims.
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UN Special Rapporteur expressed concern over increasing Islamophobia and hate crimes against Muslims in his latest report to the human rights council, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
He warned of viewpoints which picture Muslims as a threat and that they increase discrimination, violence and hostility against Muslims.
"I seriously encourage governments to take all necessary measures for fighting different forms of explicit and implicit discrimination against Muslims and ban any religious-based hatred which might lead to violence" he said.
He also submitted a report on hatred and discrimination against Muslims which had been received from London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in November 2020 which proposed measures to confront Islamophobia.
IHRC also proposed a course of Islamic studies to be included in the curriculum of citizens in a bid to revive the cultural and religious rights of Muslims.