Meet marks Int’l Day to Combat Islamophobia
NEW YORK, March 18, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the recent intolerance incidents, including those motivated by religious discrimination in the world. This came during a speech delivered by Kuwait Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi at the virtual international meeting on the occasion of the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. He recalled what had been included in the speech of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, when he served as Foreign Minister in 2019, before the UN General Assembly, during which Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled called for combating terrorism and other acts of violence based on religion or belief.
Al-Otaibi said Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled noted that Islamophobia, hate speech, discrimination and violent acts are of the most dangerous scourges targeting the safety of societies. He pointed out that many countries in the world have repeatedly warned against those growing scourges, stressing the need to confront them in order to achieve peace, security and harmony amongst peoples of the world.
Ambassador Al-Otaibi renewed call for taking necessary measures to prevent those heinous acts, urging the international community to work so as to protect individuals from acts of discrimination, violence and crimes based on religious hate. Niger’s delegation as head of the Islamic group organized the virtual high-level meeting, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC); the Permanent Observer Mission.