At UN forum, Turkey’s foreign minister says ‘Islamophobia’ continues to rise everywhere

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For many years, I have repeatedly pointed out that the term “Islamophobia” is an illegitimate combination of two distinct phenomena: vigilante attacks on innocent Muslims, which are never justified, and honest analysis of the ideology that motivates jihadist terror, which is always necessary. . The goal of this combination is to silence that analysis by falsely claiming that it leads or causes those attacks. And while the speculators in the “Islamophobia” industry are well aware of my existence and have repeatedly smeared me as one of the world’s leading practitioners of “Islamophobia”, I have never seen any of them address this point. If I missed it, you “Islamophobia” mongers can send me the relevant links to director@jihadwatch.org. This is because, I suspect, they know full well what they are doing and they know that I know what they are doing, but I hope few people notice.

“Islamophobia Continues to Rise Everywhere: FM Çavuşoğlu”, Daily Sabah, November 22, 2022:

Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and discrimination continue to rise in the world, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said at the 9th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Global Forum held in the city on Tuesday. Moroccan from Fez.

“Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Christianity, xenophobia, separatism and extremism continue to rise everywhere,” Çavuşoğlu said.

In his opening speech at the forum, Çavuşoğlu reiterated that UNAOC was established 17 years ago at the initiative of Spain and Türkiye, and stated that the alliance, with its 158 members, is one of the most supported initiatives of the United Nations….

Noting that it is not easy to change prejudices formed between generations, Çavuşoğlu said: “Humanity is also faced with the task of ending human suffering as a result of these prejudices. Because discrimination, exclusion and conflicts become a vicious circle”.

Stating that the alliance is a strong action plan based on three important themes, Çavuşoğlu said, “These are prevention and counter-diplomacy and opposition to mediation and violent extremism.”

Çavuşoğlu further listed the “important steps” the alliance has taken, including the UN General Assembly declaring March 15, the anniversary of the 2019 Christchurch attacks in New Zealand, as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. …

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