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26 September 2019 - 04:11
Muslims are subjected to hate speech the most: Erdoğan

The president's remarks came at a high-level event on combating against hate speech, hosted by Turkey and Pakistan, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly.

Hawzah News Agency - (New York - US) - Muslims are subjected to hate speech the most, the Turkish president has said.

"Hate speech should never be confused with freedom of opinion," President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 25.

The president's remarks came at a high-level event on combating against hate speech, hosted by Turkey and Pakistan, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly.

"Today, Muslims are the most subjected to hate speech, cultural racism, discrimination and insults. Muslims' workplaces, homes, worshipping places are targeted by racist and fascist groups almost every day," said the president.      

He said Muslim women are harassed for wearing headscarves on the street and workplaces.      

"As a country, which has 6.5 million citizens abroad who are impacted by hate speech and attacks, we cannot overlook this issue," he added.      

Erdoğan noted that hate speech is normalized by populist politicians and media and cannot be considered within the freedom of opinion.      

He also denounced violence against Muslims in India who eat beef and urged respect for freedom of faith.      

"In India, how will we defend Muslim youth who are being whipped, beaten by machetes and even sentenced to death just for eating beef," Erdoğan said.     

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