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OIC chief: European politicians exploit fear of Muslims
by Enes Cansever
European politicians aim to woo their voters and win their support by attacking or offending Muslims across the region, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) head Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu said on Thursday.
"There are efforts by European politicians to use Islamophobia as a tool to win votes. Assailing and offending Muslims has become the ugliest tool to win the advantage in elections. The more one attacks Muslims and offends them, the more votes are gained, which can be turned into a seat in the Parliament," İhsanoğlu said. He added that Muslims have become part of the European political agenda.
The OIC chief's remarks came in an interview with Today's Zaman during his visit to Australia at the official invitation from Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.
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