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Iran warns at UN of growing trend of ‘Islamophobia’ around the world

He cited “limitation of hijab (Islamic Dress Code), burning the Holy Quran, insulting religious symbol in some countries under the shadow of inaction of some governments.”

If the UN moves to criminalize the insulting of religious symbols or even the burning of the Qur’an,. this will establish Muslims as a protected class, beyond criticism, and destroy the freedom of expression that is essential for free societies.

“Iran warns of growing trend of Islamophobia in world,” Mehr News Agency, June 21, 2022:

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) – Iran’s Permanent Ambassador to United Nations warned of growing trend of Islamophobia in world and called spread of insults to people based on religious beliefs as a key challenge to promote peaceful coexistence among nations.

Speaking in a meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Monday in order to mark International Day for Countering Hate Speech, Iran UN envoy said that spread of hatred, discrimination and violence has caused great suffering to Muslim communities in various countries.

Iran senior diplomat added that this trend has led to the occurrence of political measures such as limitation of hijab (Islamic Dress Code), burning the Holy Quran, insulting religious symbol in some countries under the shadow of inaction of some governments in confrontation with actions of anti-Islamic groups and its promotion by anti-Islamic media….

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