On the International Day for Countering Hate Speech - Muslim Council of Elders calls for the necessity of promoting a culture of dialogue and mutual coexistence

The Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar calls for the need to continue and intensify efforts aimed at reducing hate speech and discrimination among people, which hinder societal development, undermine social peace, and spread the values of dialogue, peace, and coexistence.

On the occasion of the International Day for Countering Hate Speech, celebrated by the United Nations General Assembly on the 18th of June each year, the Muslim Council of Elders emphasizes the importance of addressing rhetoric that incite hatred and discrimination among people based on religious, racial, or social motivations. The psychological and physical effects of such actions are not limited to individuals or groups but affect entire communities.

Since its establishment in 2014, the Muslim Council of Elders has worked to promote peace, spread a culture of dialogue, and combat all forms of hatred, racism, bigotry, and discrimination. This has been achieved through various initiatives, activities, and projects that aim to reduce all such phenomena. The Council also continues to work with partners to promote a culture of understanding, and human fraternity.

In this context, the Muslim Council of Elders commends the efforts of the United Arab Emirates in adopting a historic resolution by the United Nations Security Council to enhance tolerance, peace, and international security. For the first time, this resolution recognizes that hate speech and extremism can lead to the spread and escalation of conflicts worldwide. The Council calls for public condemnation of violence, hate speech, and extremism and encourages all relevant parties, including religious and community leaders, media outlets, and social media platforms, to confront hate speech and extremism that contribute to armed conflicts around the world.



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