Christians, NGOs Urge UN to Fight Discrimination Against All Faiths

February 1, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

On February 1, 2005 Reuters reported, "The United Nations should stop paying special attention to discrimination against Jews, Muslims and Christians and treat all religious prejudice equally, according to an appeal by Christian and human rights groups. The non-governmental groups have urged the U.N. Human Rights Commission to reverse recent steps to highlight anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Christianophobia because they implied a hierarchy favoring the 'religions of the book.' 'No form of intolerance or discrimination based on actual or supposed religion or belief, or non-belief, is acceptable,' they said in a statement submitted for the Geneva-based Commission's annual conference scheduled from March 14 to April 22."