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Islamic Culture Center worried about growing Islamophobia in Latvia

BC, Riga, 29.09.2015.Print version

The Islamic Culture Center of Latvia is worried about the growing Islamophobia in Latvia, and invites mass media to pay more attention to the way how Islam-related information is presented to the public, as the center's spokesman Ahmeds Roberts Klimovics informed LETA.


He believes that Islamophobia can be clearly observed in Latvia. This is evidenced by a recent case of vandalism that took place on the night to September 27, when the Riga Mosque on Brivibas Street was sprayed with graffiti, a scrawl in English that said: "Your Allah – your problem! Go home!", which in the center's opinion is an "openly hateful and aggressive" message.


Muslims believe that media are in part responsible for Islamophobia in society, said Klimovics.


This is why the Islamic Culture Center of Latvia urges mass media to pay attention to the said event, a well as the way how information about Islam is presented.

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