Religious, racial intolerance moving at lightning speed on internet - UN cries out

Religious, racial intolerance moving at lightning speed on internet - UN cries out

- The United Nations has said intolerance is fast gaining popularity on the internet

- In honouring victims of holocaust on International Day of Commemoration, the UN expressed worry over the fact that the spread of intolerance is getting worse

- The UN also called on everyone to ensure world wide peace, cautioning against intolerance in mainstream politics

In its message delivered on the International Day of Commemoration which was dedicated to the victims of the holocaust, the United Nations (UN) has said the internet is fast spreading intolerance.

The UN disclosed this as it honoured the memory 6 million Jews who died and those who faced their worst fate during the holocaust.

UN reacted to the widespread extremism at a time when there is a disturbing show of anti-semitism among which is deadly attack on a United States synagogue and the disrespect shows Jewish cemeteries in Europe. UN expressed worry over the fact that the situation is getting worse.

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United Nations also said that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure to stem the tide of terror even as second World War has become history and the number of its survivors reduced.

The statement read: “We see bigotry moving at lightning speed across the Internet. As the Second World War recedes in time, and the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles, it falls to us to be ever vigilant.

"And as the former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Jonathan Sacks, so memorably said: ‘he hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews’.

“Indeed, we see intolerance entering mainstream politics — targeting minorities, Muslims, migrants and refugees, and exploiting the anger and anxiety of a changing world.

“Now more than ever, let us unite in the fight for universal values and build a world of equality for all."

Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that UN said that no fewer than 32,000 Cameroonians fleeing insecurity and violence were taking refuge in Nigeria.

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The UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for Cameroon, Allegra Baiocchi, while presenting the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the country, described the situation in the country as “forgotten crisis”

Baiocchi and Cameroon’s civil protection director, Yap Mariatou, warned at the launch in Geneva that there was a drastic increase in humanitarian need across the country.

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