President Aliyev: Azerbaijan waging serious fight against Islamophobia
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9
Azerbaijan is waging a serious fight against Islamophobia which is lifting its head in different countries, said Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev.
The president made the remarks during a meeting with heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations of Muslim countries in Azerbaijan on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Azerbaijan has made great efforts and taken serious steps to strengthen Muslim solidarity, added President Aliyev.
"Azerbaijan is waging a serious fight against Islamophobia which is lifting its head in different countries," he said. "At different levels, at the highest possible levels, we openly express our position on the matter, condemn Islamophobia and lead by example."
Azerbaijan's president pointed out that Islamophobia is a threat both to Muslim countries and to those who condone this foul trend.
"It further exacerbates confrontation and increases mutual distrust," said President Aliyev. "Representatives of all religions live in Azerbaijan in peace like one family. We live in brotherhood and friendship. We demonstrate that multicultural values live on and must live on."