You’ve my total commitment to reject anti-Muslim bigotry, hate: UN chief to OIC members

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United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced his “total commitment” to rejecting anti-Muslim bigotry, hate and all forms of intolerance, urging all to draw from Ramzan the lessons of compassion, mutual respect and solidarity.

Guterres, in his remarks on Friday to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states on “COVID-19 Solidarity: Promoting Co-Existence and Shared Responsibility”, called for solidarity in speaking out against the rise in ethno-nationalism, stigma and hate speech targeting vulnerable communities and exacerbating suffering.

“Now more than ever, solidarity and unity must be our leading principles… We also need solidarity in speaking out against the rise in ethno-nationalism, stigma and hate speech targeting vulnerable communities and exacerbating suffering.

“You have my total commitment to actively challenge inaccurate and harmful messages, promote non-violence and reject anti-Muslim bigotry, hate and all forms of intolerance,” he said.

With millions around the world observing Eid in the shadow of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres said that the pandemic has demonstrated the world’s inter-connections, inter-dependence and also “our fragility. Our world is like one body. As long as one part is affected by this virus, we all are affected”.

The UN chief said that as “millions of Muslims around the world celebrate, let us draw from the many Ramzan lessons of mercy and compassion, of dignity and rights, of mutual respect and understanding, of unity and solidarity”.

As the world faces a humanitarian and economic crisis due to the pandemic, Guterres underlined the need for solidarity for a large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive health response, guided by the World Health Organization (WHO), with a focus on developing countries, pooling efforts for those at greatest risk, and strengthening health systems as well as humanitarian response.

“Solidarity in tackling the devastating social and economic dimensions of the crisis keeping households afloat and businesses solvent. And prioritising the most affected: women, older people, children, low-wage earners and other vulnerable groups.

“Solidarity for peace. And I thank so many of you for supporting my appeal for a global ceasefire to focus on the fight against the virus,” he said.

The UN chief also expressed his gratitude to governments and people throughout the Muslim world who live by their faith, supporting those fleeing conflict in the best Islamic tradition of “hospitality and generosity a remarkable lesson in this world where so many doors have been closed to those in need of protection, even before COVID-19”.

The OIC, an international organisation comprising 57 member states, states that it is “the collective voice of the Muslim world” and works to “safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony”. Agencies

5 thoughts on “You’ve my total commitment to reject anti-Muslim bigotry, hate: UN chief to OIC members

  1. in a modern world there is no room for a stone age religion-

    no room for beards, topis, burqas, halal haram and medieval ideas.,

    no room for tabliqi jamat in usa, uk or france.

    muslims in india and else where are forced to remain enslav,ed to this regressive faith ,. result of upbringing from chidlhood,

    result is that the modern world with i phones, facebook looks upon muslims as freaks.

    they will never learn- rest of world should confine them to their own areas. why should hindus pay for them.
    let them pay for education, hospitals or ask allah.amazeing is that they are ungrateful for all hindu society does for them. in return rheir contribution is nil- instead they keep lectureing and abuseing hindus.

    result is clear- no jobs, and economic isolation.

    the million muslims who remained in india as a good place tostay after 1947 will never be accepted .
    sirpriseing few ever leave- even pakistan other muslim countries dont accept them. these fools keep on talking about ummah,

    1. the real stone age relogion is hinduism which follows the teachings of a uncivilised age till now. worship animals eat their excreta,worship sun moon trees sex organs and what not.The most backward community ever existed on earth is hinduism even you know that in heart.they are the people who dont treat some human equal to others.their religion encourages devisions between humankind.their religion considers women as just a creature deviating men from right path.their religion encorages violence.their religion encourages superstitions.their religion discourage free and scientific thinking.
      and you are here lecturing about muslims.just go and read your vedas and all other books and try to see the realities you are unaware of your despicable religion.then talk about islam

      1. whats your education-

        i have pure english education- worked as senior engineer american energy comany.
        have years of experience in the west

  2. how aboutt budhists in mynmaar-have expelled rohingyas.
    the chinese who have a million of your kind inlabour camps.

    the christian serbs who killed 12000 muslim men and boys.

    and muslims in syria who have killed 500000 of own kin.
    how about americans- have killed , a million muslims in iraq,afghanistan
    the israelis who have killed thousands of arabs.
    russians who have killed thousands of chechens
    .greeks, hungarians, austrians who have closed your mosques and banned your kind
    and afghans killing each other every day

    hindus are incompetent- silly gandhi, nehru

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