Arab League welcomes UNHRC resolution on countering religious hatred

Cairo, July 13 (BNA): The League of Arab States welcomed the decision of the 53rd sessionResearch and development The session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held in Geneva, on “Addressing religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence”.

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, of the League of Arab States, commended the decision, which reaffirmed the responsibility of all parties to publicly denounce advocacy of religious hatred, including the desecration of holy books, and to explore ways to prosecute perpetrators.

Aboul Gheit had condemned in the strongest terms the Swedish authorities’ allowing extremists to burn a copy of the Holy Qur’an on the first day of Eid al-Adha, and held them responsible for confronting such acts firmly.

He also called on all countries to adopt the resolution and work to confront the rising waves of hatred between peoples and followers of different religions.

He urged countries to review some of their laws and policies that do not address religious hatred with due firmness, work to prosecute perpetrators of hate crimes and incitement and take immediate steps to close legal loopholes in this regard.

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