ISESCO hails adoption of its recommendation on establishing international day for fighting Islamophobia submitted to Emergency Meeting of Executive Committee at level of foreign ministers of OIC Member States
The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) hailed the adoption of the recommendation it submitted to the Emergency Meeting of Executive Committee at level of foreign ministers of OIC Member States, held today in Istanbul, wherein it calls on the United Nations and regional and international organizations to proclaim 15 March an international day for fighting Islamophobia.
On this occasion, Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, ISESCO Director General, called on the competent authorities in Member States, Islamic organizations concerned, civil society organizations in the Islamic world, cultural and religious leaderships and Muslim scientific competences outside the Islamic world to contribute to pursuing this civilizational initiative.
It is worth mentioning that on 15 March 2019 ISESCO issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack perpetrated by an Australian right-wing extremist shooting worshippers during Friday prayer in Christchurch, South of New Zealand, and expressed its confidence that New Zealand authorities will take the necessary measures to punish the terrorists and protect Muslims and their mosques on its territory. Besides, on 17 march 2019, DrAltwaijri issued a statement wherein he warned against the growing extremism, hate speech around the globe against Muslims, and called the United Nations to proclaim 15 March, day of the massacre, as an international day for combating Islamophobia in all its aspects and forms.
ISESCO also took part at the Emergency Meeting of the Executive Committee at the level of the OIC ministers of foreign affairs.