It is unacceptable in the 21st century for people to face discrimination and intimidation because of their beliefs, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, adding that the persecution of religious minorities in the world was intolerable. States are guaranteed to implement policies that ensure that their identities are respected and that they feel that they are a whole part of society as a whole.
During a meeting on religious freedom held by US President Donald Trump at the United Nations, Guterres pointed out that earlier this year, His Holiness Pope Francis Pope signed the Catholic Church and the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb Sheikh Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, an influential testimony to mutual respect. To the “Human Brotherhood Document.”
The Secretary-General added that all religions around the world have been targeted during the past years, whether their followers, Jews, Muslims or Christians, pointing out the cleansing of religious minorities in some countries where whole communities have been targeted because of their faith. His efforts to avoid religious cleansing of communities.
He stressed that although the resettlement of oppressed minorities is an appropriate measure and procedure, it is unacceptable to accept the disappearance of these communities, which have existed for thousands of years from their region.
He stressed the need to reject those who use religion to build misconceptions, to fuel division and spread fear and hatred, warning of attempts to exploit religion and identity to restrict the enjoyment of others full rights or justify inequality.