Sunday , November 19 2017

Kuwait Society slams attack on worshippers – Hate crimes raise concern

KUWAIT CITY, June 22: Kuwait Society for Fundamentals of Human Rights denounced the attack and running over of Muslim worshippers outside the Islamic Welfare Home Mosque in Finsbury Park, North London, leading to the death of a Muslim man and injuries to several others, reports Al-Qabas daily. The society expressed concern over the high increase in the rate of hate crimes against the minority Muslims in the West. It indicated that such incidents rose by 57 percent within 2015 and 2016 than what was experienced within the previous years.

According to a study carried out by the American Islamic Relations Council, the incident represents retrogression in the values of tolerance, integration and peaceful coexistence among individuals within the society. It said this is the reason why it is impossible for a heterogeneous society to attain peace as desired by all humans.

This is in addition to inciting the feelings of hatred, violence and racism among the minority Muslims and other religious groups in a manner that undermines security and stability. It affirmed that the religion of Islam and other divine religions prohibit and criminalize the attack on worshippers in mosques as well as murder of innocent people without legitimate right.

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