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High Level Forum on Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred

EU News 9/2017

Brussels, 18/01/2017

The European Union, together with Canada, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United States, co-organised at the United Nations headquarters a High Level Forum on Combating Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Hatred on 17 January in New York.

The Forum sought to voice concerns about the rising tide of discrimination and violence specifically targeting populations of Muslim origin in Europe and worldwide and look for joint responses.

The High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini said: “When one minority comes under attack, everyone’s freedom is at stake. When people are discriminated because they are Muslims, or Jews, or for their ideas – it is not only a violation of their human rights, but an attack against the very fabric of our societies. This is true in Europe just like everywhere else: only inclusive societies can be strong and resilient.”

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