The neologism “Islamophobia” is designed to intimidate people into thinking there is something wrong with opposing jihad and Islamic supremacism. If Rouhani really wants to do his bit to end “Islamophobia,” in the sense of suspicion of Islam, he could repudiate the genocidal rhetoric of many Iranian officials, including his predecessor Ahmadinejad, regarding Israel. But he won’t do that. For him, as for all the purveyors of the “Islamophobia” myth, the onus is all on the Infidel.
“Rouhani: Enemies Trying to Spread Islamophobia in World,” from the Fars News Agency, January 17 (thanks to Maxwell):
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that the western powers are trying to spread Islamophobia throughout the world.
“Big and Western powers who are after their own interests in the region and seek to get their claws on the resources of Muslim countries, particularly in the oil and gas sectors, have always followed two ominous goals, namely to deepen divisions among Muslims and to spread Islamophobia in the world,” President Rouhani said, addressing the 27th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran.
The Iranian president reiterated the importance of improving the notion of “dialog and interaction” in the Muslim world, particularly in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Libya.
“The Iranian government and nation have made it clear to the world that they are after moderation by adopting a policy of balance and prudence,” Rouhani said.
The 27th International Islamic Unity Conference opened in Tehran on Friday, bringing together local and international officials, intellectuals and scholars.
Participants at the three-day event discuss a whole range of issues, including Muslim unity and the ongoing challenges in the Muslim world.
Some of 370 foreign guests attending the conference from 50 world countries include those from Malaysia, Russia, Greece, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Algeria, the UK, the US, Australia, Uganda, Tunisia, Netherlands, Qatar, Yemen and Egypt.