Observatory on Islamophobia established

The Organisation of Islamic Conference has formed the OIC Observatory on Islamophobia at the general-secretariat in Jeddah, which is mandated to monitor and document all activities indicating hatred of Islam around the world, particularly in Europe, according to Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.

Addressing the senior officials’ preparatory meeting to the 33rd session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) here on Saturday, the OIC secretary general said that the aim of the Observatory was to tackle the issue of Islamophobia head on.

Khaleej Times, 8 May 2006