UN to counter anti-Muslim hatred, Antonio tells OIC



United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told a virtual meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states at the United Nations that countering anti-Muslim hatred and Islamophobia was his ‘top priority’, saying he ‘fully agreed’ with the assessment that it could pose a threat to international peace and security.
The UN chief was responding to the comments from Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram, who drew his attention to the rising cases of anti-Muslim violence and Islamophobia in India, and urged him to adopt a more focused and consistent system-wise approach to fully tackle the menace.
While voicing his concern over the rise of Islamophobia, the secretary-general called for fighting this phenomenon collectively.