OIC concerned over rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in Sri Lanka

Friday, 5 July 2019

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has raised concerns over the rise in incidents of intimidation, anti-Muslim rhetoric and hate speech promulgated by certain groups in the country.

In line with the Final Communique of the 14th Islamic Summit Conference of OIC Heads of State, which took place in Makkah on 31 May 2019, the OIC reiterated the call on the authorities in Sri Lanka to counter firmly the spread of rhetoric of hatred and intolerance, while ensuring the security and safety of the Muslim community in that country.

“Muslims represent an important and active community, which contributes positively to the cultural and economic life of Sri Lanka as a whole,” OIC said in a statement