Islamophobia crime against humanity

PressTV – Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:42AM

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly criticized Islamophobia practiced in several European countries, especially Germany.

“Islamophobia is a crime against humanity as much as anti-Semitism is,” he told a crowd of Turkish immigrants in the German city of Duesseldorf, in a speech aired on Turkish television on Sunday.

Erdogan is scheduled to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday in Hannover, where the two will jointly inaugurate a technology fair.

“We are following xenophobia in some European countries, primarily Germany, with great concern… We urge politicians and especially the media… not to fan it,” he said.

The Turkish premier also noted that Turks living in that country should learn the German language and take the best education.

“I want Turks to be present at all levels in Germany — in the administration, in politics, in civil society,” Erdogan said.

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