Sheikha Moza highlights growing ‘fear of Muslims’ in Europe
HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser is the guest of honour and keynote speaker at the opening of the new Middle East Centre building in St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.
HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College Oxford, touching on the current relationship between the Middle East and Europe.
She spoke about the growing “fear of real, living Muslims” in Europe and contrasted this with Europe’s curiosity and “respect for the vast and rich architectural, philosophical and historical traditions” of Islam. She added that “Muslim-phobia” had devalued the lives of Muslims in Europe and America and highlighted a double standard in applying principles of free of speech, human rights and dignity. “Why do Muslim lives matter less than the lives of others? If they matter at all.”
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Source News: Gulf Times
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