The West should just tell this snake oil huckster to hit the road, strike the pavement, agitate the gravel, or to just plain get lost. OIC sec-gen Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu is a denier of Muslim anti-Semitism, any Muslim that, regardless if he’s Yasser Arafat or his uncle Hajj Amin Al-Huessini, the Nazi, mufti of Jerusalem war criminal guilty of murdering thousands of Jews.
Islamophobia like 1930s anti-Semitism: Islamic forum head
By Paul Handley (AFP) – 2 days ago
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Growing Islamophobia echoes the rise of anti-Semitism in the 1930s with US leaders resisting it but Europeans abetting the trend for political gain, the head of the world’s largest Islamic group said.
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said xenophobia directed at Muslim immigrants was taking hold, especially in Europe.
Vote-seeking politicians were advancing extremist groups behind the anti-Muslim sentiment.
“This issue has become a political agenda item,” the Turkish head of the 58-member OIC told AFP in an interview, while stressing that Islam was also a European religion.
“What worries me is that political authorities or political parties, instead of stopping this, or fighting this, some of them are using this for their political ends, to gain more popular support in elections,” he said