Human Rights

Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief to Human Rights Council: Islamophobia is a Result of Structural Discrimination Stemming from Negative Stereotypes

Source UN HRC Posted 4 Mar 2021 The Human Rights Council this morning started an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief on his report on countering Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred to eliminate discrimination and intolerance based on religion or belief. The Council also concluded […]

Pakistani Religious Minority Leaders Criticize Minister Shah Over False Claims of Protecting Religious Freedom

02/25/2021 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Pakistan’s Anti-Narcotics minister, Ijaz Shah, came under fire over the weekend over outlandish comments he made during a speech delivered at the centennial of the Nankana massacre in which 260 Sikhs were murdered. The minister claimed that all religious minorities in Pakistan are respected […]

“An extraordinary wave of support”: Muslim leaders and government officials denounce Iran’s persecution of Baha’is

Baha’i National Center Fri, February 19, 2021, Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading Muslims, government officials, and parliamentarians around the world have joined a growing outcry at the unjust confiscation of properties owned by Baha’is in the farming village of Ivel in Iran. The ruling to allow […]