UN International Day to Combat Islamophobia - 15 March, 2023
Last Update: Mar 17, 2023
What is Islamophobia?
Islamophobia refers to a combination of fear, prejudice, and hatred directed towards Muslims, which can result in behavior such as provocation, hostility, and intolerance towards both Muslims and non-Muslims.
This behavior can take various forms. It is often driven by institutional, ideological, political, and religious hostilities and may specifically target symbols and markers associated with being a Muslim.
A resolution was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, designating 15 March as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia.
The resolution emphasizes that terrorism and violent extremism should not be linked to any particular religion, nationality, civilization, or ethnic group.
It calls for a worldwide dialogue to foster a culture of tolerance and peace, built upon the foundation of respect for human rights and the diversity of religious beliefs.
Basically, this day marks a day for us to embrace everyone, regardless of race, culture, ethnicity, circumstance or belief with open arms of love and peace.
A huge task for us all, let's not take a backward step.
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Thanks for sharing this informative post. I have had colleagues and friends that are Muslim.
They are very focused, intelligent people. I learned recently that one of my nephews is a part of the Muslim faith.
I am not 100% sure, but I believe that Islam is the most popular faith in the U.S.
p.s. One of my professors in undergrad school is Muslim and she was amazing.
Wow! Thanks for sharing Rachele. We are called to embrace everyone, and modelling this behavior is key. Thank you for taking the time to comment
This is a great goal that we all should strive for.
What the world desperately needs is a removal of hatred, but it is doubtful that will ever happen, but it is Great for us to still try, Dale! Trying is always critical!
Well spoken my friend. Absolutely, trying is essential, hope is our foundation. bless you buddy 🙏😊🚴♂️
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I am not of any particular religion, except that I believe in a higher power that is based on LOVE and ABUNDANCE. I agree that our country and the world needs to be less divided, but I do not think that making a special day for one particular religion or group is the answer.
The way I see the world right now is that so many people are hating on Christians and anything God-Based.
We need to accept others model of the world, and if it's not for us, then it's our right to have an opposite opinion, which these days is getting harder and harder to express because everyone is offended by everything.
Acceptance is key.
Thanks for following and taking the time to comment. I appreciate and respect your views and thoughts. acceptance is vital, understanding crucial. peace to you too