Monday, May 29, 2017

Iran’s Rouhani calls on Muslim leaders to confront “Islamophobia”

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ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran. Coming in 2017 is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies).
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Iran’s Rouhani calls on Muslim leaders to confront “Islamophobia”


Not jihad terror, but “Islamophobia.” Rouhani is calling upon Muslim leaders to step up the demonizing and stigmatizing of those who call attention to the reality of the jihad threat.
“Rouhani Calls on Muslim Leaders to Confront Islamophobia,” Far News Agency, May 27, 2017 (thanks to Lookmann):
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in separate messages to Muslim world leaders urged them to do their best to fight the scenario of Islamophobia as pursued by the western countries.
“No doubt the responsibility of all leaders, thinkers and scholars of Islamic countries is to explain and promote the lofty goals of Islam in the month of mercy, to use moderation in behavior and action and to provide a clear image of the religion to confront the inaccurate crises enemies create under Islamophobia,” Rouhani’s messages sent to the Muslim leaders on the occasion of advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
President Rouhani reiterated that Islam’s moderate face to the world would make it a place free from violence and extremism….
In relevant remarks in December, President Rouhani lashed out at US President Donald Trump’s remarks against the world Muslims.”Unfortunately, today, certain individuals across the world, under the pretext of combating terrorism, announce that Muslims should not be allowed into other countries and this is while these individuals are themselves among founders and supporters of terrorism,” President Rouhani said, addressing a cabinet meeting.
Those aiding terrorist groups should be held accountable for the crimes committed by the terrorists, he added….