UN expert warns counter-terror policies led to ‚further stigmatisation‘ of Muslims

A United Nations expert has warned that counter-terrorism policies adopted by countries after terrorist attacks done in the name of opposing radical Islam have led to the further stigmatisation of Muslims.

Ahmed Shaheed, UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, told the Human Rights Council on Thursday that more needed to be done to tackle Islamophobia, which he said had reached „epidemic proportions“ across the world. [Middle East Eye]