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Maldives Calls on International Community to Work to Prevent Anti-Muslim Attacks

Maldives has called on the international community to work together to stop attacks against Muslims.
Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer said in a post on X that at a high-level event held yesterday at the United Nations on the occasion of the International Day Against Islamophobia, Maldives called on the international community to work together to stop attacks targeting Muslims and Muslim communities.
At the meeting, Maldives called for building a society that does not tolerate anti-Islamic acts and does not work against Muslims. Maldives has also condemned Israeli attacks against Palestinian Muslims during the month of Ramadan.
Maldives also co-sponsored a resolution on measures against Islamophobia. This resolution was passed by a large margin, with 115 countries voting in favor.
Israel has said it will control the number of Muslims allowed to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the month of Ramadan. As the month of Ramadan began, Israeli soldiers dropped leaflets saying Ramadan Mubarak and mocked the Muslims.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is the third most sacred building for Muslims, and the second oldest mosque in the entire Islamic Ummah.

In addition, neighboring India has implemented a law passed by the country's hardline Hindutva government in 2019 to exclude Muslims from neighboring countries pathways to Indian citizenship, instead offering it to those of other faiths. This is in addition to the increase in hate speech incidents in the country since last year, as well as anti-Muslim demonstrations and violence.