What’s that? Rouhani called for action against “Islamophobia”? Does that mean he called for an end to jihad terrorism, to acts of violence committed in the name of Islam and with reference to Islamic texts and teachings, and to the culture of contempt and hatred for non-Muslims?
No, he didn’t mean any of that. He meant that non-Muslims should be forced to stop talking about Islamic jihad violence and supremacism. The big con that he and other purveyors of the “Islamophobia” myth are trying to put over on the West is the idea that people have negative feelings about Islam because of the writings of “Islamophobes,” not because of jihad terror acts. But as long as those jihad terror acts continue, efforts by Rouhani and others to stamp out “Islamophobia” will fail, even if they succeed in muzzling and destroying all the “Islamophobes.”
“Iran’s Rouhani calls for action against Islamophobia,” from Iran’s PressTV, September 26:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has described Islamophobia as an obstacle to expansion of ties between the Muslim and non-Muslim states, calling for strategies to counter the sinister phenomenon.
Rouhani made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
“Islamophobia has created problems for relations between the Islamic world and other countries,” Rouhani said.
The Iranian president underlined the significant role of the OIC in tightening the ranks of Muslim countries and defending Islamic thoughts in today”s world.
The Iranian chief executive also expressed Tehran’s readiness for the further expansion of bilateral ties with the OIC in various areas.
The OIC chief, for his part, praised Iran’s growing relations with the Muslim organization, expressing hope for further cooperation among the OIC member states.
The two sides also stressed the need for strengthening unity in the Muslim world and removing misconceptions surrounding the religion of Islam.
The OIC, which was established in 1969, is the second-largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations and has 57 member states spread over four continents. The body also has a permanent delegation to the UN.
The Islamic association says 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.”