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OIC adopts action plan for fighting Islamophobia

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 25, 2019   /  02:31 pm
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Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (front, third from right) attends the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ministerial meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in October 2016.(Courtesy of the Foreign Ministry/File)

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) adopted a plan of action for combating Islamophobia, religious discrimination, intolerance and hatred towards Muslims on Monday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The action plan was endorsed during a meeting of an OIC working group on peace and dialogue, chaired by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi together with OIC Secretary-General Yousef Al-Othaimeen. "Trends in the expression of hatred, fanaticism and intolerance towards Islam continue to increase. Political rhetoric that hates Muslim groups and is not compatible with democratic values and pluralism is increasingly worrisome," Retno said as quoted in a press release obtained by The Jakarta Post on Tuesday evening. Previously, the draft of the action plan was discussed and agreed upon by the first meeting of the OIC working group on peace ...