Islamophobia should be crime against humanity, says Erdogan

Turkey PM to take request to United Nations

17 September, 13:42

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, SEPTEMBER 17 - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan intends to propose that 'Islamophobia' be considered a 'crime against humanity' in the wake of an anti-Islam film which has sparked waves of violent protests across the Muslim world.

Erdoğan will appear in front of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 25 September, where, according to pro-government daily Zaman he will propose that offenses against the religious values ​​of Islam be considered 'crimes against humanity.' "National and international measures are needed to combat attacks on sacred values", Zaman quoted him as saying Sunday. (ANSAmed)
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