Witnessing rise in xenophobia, racism, anti-Muslim-ism, Guterres

UN issues warning on internet encouraged hate speech assisting in disseminating conspiracies, falsehoods and threats

The United Nations issued a warning that the internet encouraged hate speech that assisted criminals in disseminating their conspiracies, falsehoods and threats after a non-Muslim burnt a Holy Quran in front of the Turkish consulate in Denmark next to a mosque in Copenhagen.

In one of the eight podcasts on the topic, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that “we are witnessing a rise in xenophobia, racism, intolerance, violent sexism anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim-ism throughout the world.”

The podcast discussions are a component of a UN initiative called “United Against Hate” that seeks to understand the effects and potential remedies for the escalating issue.

Guterres points out that certain political leaders are normalizing ugly ideas and language, turning this conduct into a habit, in both liberal democracies and authoritarian regimes.

As the UN head warned about those responsible for such atrocities, Rasmus Palodin, who burnt the Holy Book in Denmark, also spreads nasty ideas online.

It should be mentioned that Rasmus Plodan, a far-right Danish politician, burned a copy of the Holy Quran yesterday in front of a mosque in Denmark. The Turkish government summoned the Danish ambassador as a result of the event.

The leader of Denmark’s far-right political party insulted the Holy Quran on January 21 in front of the Turkish embassy in Sweden.

Large-scale protests were also held in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Iran and other Muslim countries against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark.