Turkish religious affairs minister to publish Islamophobia report

Turkey’s head of Religious Affairs, Mehmet Gormez, said ‘‘Instead of asking why these people commit such dreadful acts, we are trying to call the world to think about what we can do to tackle this problem.’’

Turkish religious affairs minister to publish Islamophobia report

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s head of Religious Affairs, Mehmet Gormez, has announced that he is preparing to publish a report into the Freedom of Religion in reaction to increasing cases of Islamophobia in Europe.

Saying that he wanted to share documented cases of breaches against this fundamental human right with the rest of the world, Gormez claimed that employees of the Turkey’s governmental department of religious affairs who work in Europe witness incidents of Islamophobia every day.

‘‘Up until today we have only been filing these reports into a dossier,’’ Gormez said.

‘‘We have been thinking of what we can do to stop these incidents from happening, so we have decided to share this dossier with the world,’’ he added.

Stating that the report does not intend to point the finger of blame in any particular direction, Gormez said ‘‘Instead of asking why these people commit such dreadful acts, we are trying to call the world to think about what we can do to tackle this problem.’’

 

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