BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15. Azerbaijan performs an
essential function not solely within the area, on the worldwide stage, however
additionally within the Muslim world, Chairman of Pakistan-based MUSLIM
(Mission of Unity, Stability & Leadership in Muslims) Institute
suppose tank Sultan Ahmad Sahibzada informed Trend.
Sahibzada famous that every faith cultivates respect for different
religions, their values, and shrines.
“However, over the 30 years of occupation of Azerbaijani lands,
Armenia has dedicated unimaginable acts of vandalism. I used to be in
Shusha, Fuzuli and different territories liberated from occupation, and
was shocked by the destruction I noticed,” he mentioned.
I am unable to perceive why the mosque must be destroyed? The
mosque is a sacred place the place individuals pray to God. In Karabakh,
Armenians destroyed mosques, stored animals there. The worldwide
neighborhood should reply to this,” he added.
On March 15-16, the Baku International Multiculturalism Center
(BIMC), the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR
Center) and the G20 Interfaith Forum are organizing an
worldwide convention devoted to the International Day to
Combat Islamophobia themed “Islamophobia as a Specific Form of
Racism and Discrimination: New Global and Transnational
The predominant goal of the convention is to supply for an educational
dialogue platform on the alarming developments concentrating on Muslims and
Muslim-populated international locations at worldwide and nationwide
The convention, bringing collectively scientists, consultants of
worldwide organizations, spiritual figures and representatives
of non-governmental organizations from 32 international locations, is that includes
discussions on completely different approaches within the battle in opposition to
Islamophobia, manifestation of Islamophobia in some European
international locations, Islamophobia within the worldwide media.
15 March was designated because the “International Day to Combat
Islamophobia” on the session of the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), held in
Niamey, Niger, on 27-28 November 2020. In 2022, the United Nations
General Assembly adopted a decision declaring March 15 as
“International Day to Combat Islamophobia”.