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The United Nations condemns the cartoons offensive against the Muslim community in Minnesota, USA


 Miguel Angel Moratinos, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, condemned today the anti-Muslim banners and racist graffiti that were painted with spray paint on the facade of the Moorhead-Fargo Center for the Muslim Community in Minnesota, USA.


A statement issued by the UN official - according to the United Nations Information Center in New York - stated that this unfortunate incident occurred in the middle of the blessed month of Ramadan, indicating that the center is like a mosque and a place for community gathering in (Morehead).


Moratinos said - in the statement - "No society should be exposed to this kind of poisonous hatred," stressing that "all forms of discrimination and acts of violence targeting religious sites and places of worship as well as worshipers, regardless of their religion or belief, are unacceptable and unjustified."



He referred to the United Nations Action Plan for the Protection of Religious Sites that was developed by the Alliance of Civilizations and launched it in September 2019 with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and called on governments and relevant stakeholders to support the implementation of the plan’s recommendations that affirm “the universality of religious sites as symbols of our common humanity, our history and our common traditions,” he said. "The spirit of compassion, tolerance and unity inherent in Islam should inspire us all."

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