Turkish President Erdogan Stand against anti-Muslim behaviour in US

2016-04-04 10:31:46 | m usman @ al muslim news.
Turkish President Erdogan Stand against anti-Muslim behaviour in US
Turkish President Erdogan Stand against anti-Muslim behaviour in US


Turkish-funded religious center in the U.S. will play a crucial role in dealing with intolerance and prejudice against Muslims, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

Erdogan’s comments came at an opening ceremony for the Diyanet Center of America in Marlyand, close to the capital, Washington D.C.
The Turkish leader said that Muslims were a large constituency in the U.S.
“In the aftermath of the Sep. 11 attacks, prejudice was orchestrated against Muslims in the West, including in the U.S.
“It went as far as to consider every Muslim a terrorist,” Erdogan said, adding: “We are watching with concern and surprise how some American presidential candidates are defending this prejudice.”
“Muslims cannot be pushed to choose between being either Muslim or American,” Erdogan said, referring to similar comments by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Erdogan added that while the Muslim community is trying to break the prejudice against them, some groups claiming affiliation with Islam – including Daesh, Boko Haram and al-Qaeda – have been acting as if they are feeding anti-Muslim groups.
Erdogan denounced Daesh activities and said that Turkey is one of the main targets of the terrorist group.

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