Reuters reported The United Nations investigator on racism on Friday condemned a rising trend of Islamaphobia,
Islam is a religion, not a race. Why is someone concerned with racism worried about reaction to a religion.especially in Europe, where he said it was being exploited by some right-wing political parties. Doudou Diene, UN special rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, also accused Switzerland’s most popular party, the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP/UDC), of inciting hatred. He urged the withdrawal of the party’s controversial campaign poster calling for expulsion of foreigners who commit serous crimes, depicting three white sheep booting out a black sheep under the headline “For the Security of All”.
What is wrong with wanting foreigners who commit serious crimes to be deported?“In the current context, Islamaphobia constitutes the most serious form of religious defamation,”
That is because most of the violence being done in the name of a religion today is being done by Muslims.Diene said in a speech and report to the UN Human Rights Council, whose 47 member states were holding a debate on religious defamation. More and more political leaders and influential media and intellectuals were “equating Islam with violence and terrorism,”
Maybe that is because the terrorists all say that what they are doing is pure Islam, and that it is required by the Qur'an.and some were seeking to “silence religious practices by banning the construction of mosques”, Diene said.
Maybe that is because the clerics in those mosques preach violence.Pakistan, speaking for the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), called the rise of Islamaphobia “alarming”.
As is the rise of Islamic violence.“Recent acts of defamation in the shape of blasphemous sketches in Sweden and posters in Switzerland reinforce this conclusion. Such blasphemy should not be encouraged in the name of freedom of expression,” Pakistan’s envoy Masood Khan said.
Violence should not be done just because someone drew a stupid cartoon.He said the 57-nation OIC, which represents 1.3 billion Muslims, condemned terrorism in all its forms.
But that has not stopped the violence in the name of Islam.“The international media continues to use the misguided actions of a small extremist minority as an excuse to malign the entire Muslim world, as well as the religion of Islam,” he said.
There is a simple answer to this. Stop the small extremist minorty. Turn them in to the police.