UN Human Rights Council concerned over stigmatising Muslim, Arab minorities

The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution Friday that expressed concern at laws or administrative measures specifically designed to “control” and “monitor” Muslim and Arab minorities, thereby stigmatizing them further and legitimating the discrimination they experienced. The resolution was passed with 24 votees for, 14 against, and 9 abstentions. The council also expressed deep concern over attempts to identify Islam with terrorism, violence and human rights violations.

Kuwait News Agency, 30 March 2007