Islamophobia has turned into an industry, says Turkey’s top cleric

Mehmet Görmez

Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia has been “turned into an industry” across the world to “spread fear.”

“Islamophobia, which has been turned into an industry, is trying to spread fear to hearts by using clashes and incidents in the Islamic world for cruel propaganda against Muslims,” said Mehmet Görmez, the head of the Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet), adding that a “letter of goodwill” prepared by Islamic scholars would soon be shared with heads of states and religious heads.

…Görmez said the common message of all holy prophets was the same as Islam’s message, which was a message of universal peace, against oppression, against killing, against riots and sedition, and in favor of taking everyone’s honor, life and lineage as untouchable.