Apr 03, 2019 07:34 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 18, 2020 21:52 Asia/Tehran]

Iran's chargé d’affaires to the United Nations in a poignant statement has called for a global fight against exporters of hateful Takfiri ideologies and Islamophobia.

Iran Press/Iran news: "In this regards, we need to take a collective and resolute stance against exporters of hateful Takfiri ideologies," Eshagh Al-e-Habib said addressing the UN General Assembly session on elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

He added: "A global fight against such phenomena, with their abhorrent and evolving forms and manifestations, must be a matter of high priority at the national, regional and international levels," according to Iran Press report.

The caretaker of Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns the terrorist attack against innocent Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the strongest possible terms.

Eshagh Al Habib added: "Over the past few decades, there has been an unsettling rise of a vast network of xenophobic propaganda outlets masquerading as news platforms, hate groups masquerading as think tanks and even civic groups promoting a hostile and abusive environment against Muslims and other minorities, such as migrants, in the West. We are witnessing a political tolerance of hostility and discrimination as well as an incitement of hatred against persons belonging to religious minorities in particular Muslims, in recent years."

The senior Iranian diplomat added: "Such efforts at spreading propaganda are enabled by well-financed institutions backed by affluent, government-influencing tycoons. It is essential that, the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these acts of terrorism conducted by members of racist and supremacist groups be held accountable and brought to justice."

Iran's chargé d’affaires to the United Nations went on to say: "At the opposite end of the spectrum are those politicians who openly encourage Islamophobia, including through such measures as the Muslim travel ban, banning Muslim symbols such as headscarves and Minarets, and the abhorrent use of such ignorant terms as 'Islamic terrorism' who should be reproached."

"As a pretext for fanning their Islamophobic extremism, some politicians in the West cite extremist terror groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda as purveyors of Islam, whereas, in reality, they have nothing to do with Islam. In this regards, we need to take a collective and resolute stance against exporters of hateful Takfiri ideologies," he noted.

Iran's chargé d’affaires to the United Nations added: "At the same time, a serious dialogue, should be initiated in order to find ways and means to collectively combat Islamophobia, hatred and discrimination." 101/211/205

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