OIC envoys urge governments to fight Islamophobia amid recurring Qur’an desecration in Europe

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ambassadors to Britain have called on governments to fight against Islamophobic acts amid recurring desecration of the Holy Qur’an in Sweden and Denmark.

In a statement released on Monday, the envoys representing the 57-member OIC in the UK warned that acts contemptuous of any religion spark tensions, as well as anger, hatred, and violence.

They also underlined that “all relevant stakeholders, including governments, should redouble efforts to address discrimination, xenophobia, and hate speech in accordance with international human rights law.”

“Governments must not tolerate extremism or the promotion of hatred and lslamophobia, but rather prevent such practices which disrespect of other beliefs and which cannot in any way be categorized as freedom of expression,” they added.

Mehdi Hosseini Matin, the chargé d’affaires of the Iranian Embassy in Britain, said in an X the statement was proposed by the Islamic Republic of Iran embassy at the initiative of the Iraq Embassy in London.

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