Turkish FM warns of anti-Muslim sentiment in the West

Turkish FM warns of anti-Muslim sentiment in the West

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Turkish FM warns of anti-Muslim sentiment in the West

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on April 18 that anti-Muslim sentiment in the West, especially in Europe, is “rising rapidly.”

“Anti-Muslim sentiment in the Western world and especially in Europe is rising rapidly,” Çavuşoğlu said at the World Muslim Minorities Summit in Istanbul.

Çavuşoğlu suggested Muslims and immigrants are seen as “scapegoats” in the West for all economic, social and political problems, adding that “mosques are being attacked and Muslims are being persecuted.”

“The reason that European countries are in crises is not Muslims and immigrants. Today, the policies of the EU are unsuccessful,” he said.

“As Turkey, we will not be silent on this,” Çavuşoğlu added.

Çavuşoğlu, Muslim, minority, Turkey