Skip to comments.Iran warns against growth of Islamophobia in West
Posted on 11/12/2005 5:48:40 AM PST by F14 Pilot
Iran on Thursday warned against growth of Islamophobia in certain countries particularly in the European ones, saying it could entail the danger of confrontation of religions and civilizations.
Iran's Representative to the UN General Assembly's third Commission, Mostafa A'laie, was addressing the Commission on the importance of fighting racialism.
"Since the 9/11 incident, a new wave of discrimination, violation of civil rights and hatred of Muslims has emerged in many of the Western communities.
"This unpleasant trend has been intensified after the 8/7 terrorist attacks in London, leading to loss of lives on certain occasions," he said.
Quoting the UN special human rights rapporteur's report on the contemporary types of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia, Ala'ie highlighted instances of discrimination against Muslims, including attack on the meditation and cultural centers, physical attacks, verbal insults, disrespect to Muslims' cemeteries, attacks on the prayer leaders, fire on mosques, problems and resistances in certain countries, especially in the European states, against building of mosques and mediation centers for Muslims as well as expulsion of the prayers leaders from certain European states.
He added that the new wave of discrimination, which is launched under the guise of campaign against terror, has some alarming characteristics, including legalization of restrictions on the rights and freedom of people to perform religious duties.
The event would not only prevent them to contribute to the public life, but will also result in emergence, development or legalization of discrimination and in attempts by certain media and politicians to link emergence of certain anxieties such as anti-judaism in certain countries with presence of considerable number of Muslims there, said the diplomat, adding that the trend is also feared to lead to desecration of holy Quran and Islamic values, psychological pressures on the Muslim prisoners and rational legitimization of hostility against Islam and its followers.
The Iranian envoy went on to say, "Today, the evil signs of xenophobia and intolerance are not only regarded as obstacles on the way of full materialization of human rights but also introduce a serious danger for international peace and security.
"Alike Islamophobia, the signs of xenophobia include the stimulus for confrontation of cultures, civilizations and religions," Ala'ie further warned.
"As a country pioneering campaign against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance, the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the international community should replace militarism and unilateralism, which are the causes of hatred, with multilateralism and avoidance of violence.
"Iran believes that the confidence should be secured that the measures adopted in the war on terror will not lead to discrimination against Muslims, Christians, Jews and followers of other religions.
"The international community should take actions against violence on the basis of religious, cultural and ethnic beliefs, while guaranteeing the possibility for access of the victims of the (violent) moves to the effective legal means and their right of claiming fair reparation for the damages caused by the (violent) asures," concluded Ala'ie.
""Since the 9/11 incident, a new wave of discrimination, violation of civil rights and hatred of Muslims has emerged in many of the Western communities.
"This unpleasant trend has been intensified after the 8/7 terrorist attacks in London, leading to loss of lives on certain occasions," he said."
they are like rabid wolves, growing each day, but we shouldn't be concerned? Eff Iran.
Maybe if the Islamo facists would stop butchering men, women, and children, some countries might actually stop hating them.
Radical Islam does nothing for me at the moment but garner complete revulsion.
Well, when you riot and burn I suppose it's natural to expect a reaction.
West warns Iran: YOU ARE NEXT.
Islamo"phobia" ain't just in the West. In fact, it is all over the world right now, except in the Islamocratic states. The truth of Islam is spreading far, fast and wide.
I warn of the growing danger of Ameriphobia and it's high likely correlation with an increase in Iranophobia.
I would like to point this creep in the direction of "The Book" and Revelations- we KNOW who these people are...
Hmm...Islamophobia...why do suppose they are concerned about that?
Muslim pirates off Somalia?
Muslim bombers in Jordan?
Muslim bombers in Spain?
Muslim bombers in Britain?
Muslim rioters in France?
Muslim bombers in Bali?
A muslim country close to acquiring nuclear weapons threatening to wipe another country off the map?
Tsk. The world is so unfair and reactionary.
Always amusing. Wonder what Mostafa A'laie's past & present would reveal about him?
You just couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.
Orwell would be proud.
But it's OK for the mad mullahs to say they want to wipe Israel off the map. Uh huh...
I'm trying to come up with something Iran has done in the last 25 years that wouldn't promote Islamophobia.
Phobias are IRRATIONAL fears. Fear of Islam is a RATIONAL fear.
I have "I don't want to be an islamic slave" phobia, "I like to keep my head phobia' and I don't want to be an "intolerant baby killer islamic" phobia.
(Disarm the islamic state of france..dismantle their nukes now.)
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