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BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15. Many
cases of Islamophobia are observed in France, Executive Director of
the Baku International Multiculturalism Center Ravan Hasanov said,
He made the remark at the international conference on
“Islamophobia as a Specific Form of Racism and Discrimination: New
Global and Transnational Challenges”.
'Society must fight Islamophobia. In France, we
observe many cases of Islamophobia. There are currently 5 million
Muslims living there. Islam is marginalized in some societies, and
this is one of the main reasons that lays the foundations for
religious discrimination,' he said.
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 international conference dedicated to the
International Day to Combat Islamophobia themed“Islamophobia as a
Specific Form of Racism and Discrimination: New Global and
The main purpose of the conference is to provide for
an academic discussion platform on the alarming trends targeting
Muslims and Muslim-populated countries at international and
The conference, bringing together scientists, experts
of international organizations, religious figures and
representatives of non-governmental organizations from 32
countries, is featuring discussions on different approaches in the
fight against Islamophobia, manifestation of Islamophobia in some
European countries, Islamophobia in the international media.
15 March was designated as the“International Day to
Combat Islamophobia” at 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 resolution declaring March 15 as
“International Day to Combat Islamophobia”.
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