1.5 Billion Muslims Are Waiting to Accelerate the Lifting of Their Suffering, Says Al-Othaimeen

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen.

Jeddah, MINA – Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen addressed the high-level session of the 37th UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Tuesday.

He stressed that more than 1.5 billion Muslims are waiting for the Council to speedily resolve a number of issues affecting the lives of millions of Muslims suffering from the most egregious violations of human rights, according SPA.

He pointed out that the growing tide of racism in all its manifestations, such as xenophobia and Islamophobia, threatened to undermine the progress achieved over the past 70 years in the field of human rights and multiculturalism.

Right-wing populist ideologies feed on each other imposing a new reality that establishes discriminatory and polarizing tendencies that may lead to outlaw violence God forbid.

The Secretary-General expressed the OIC’s concern over the continued suffering of the Palestinian people.

He urged the Human Rights Council to continue playing its role in dealing with the suffering of the Palestinian people living under the yoke of the worst and longest occupation in modern era.

Al-Othaimeen reiterated the OIC’s call for a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute and the suffering of the Rohingya in Myanmar.

He urged the Myanmar Government to fully implement the Kofi Annan Committee recommendations and relevant UN resolutions and to guarantee the rights of its Rohingya residents, including their legitimate rights to nationality. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)