Tehran, YJC. Iran’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri warned against the spread of Islamophobia by Western-backed extremists, urging Muslim nations to employ media for thwarting the plot.
"Through a common attitude, we can use the press, print media, radio and TV, virtual networks, and also the cinema and computer games as the potential capacities of Muslim communities for dialogue among ourselves and with the world,” Jahangiri said on Wednesday.
The First Vice President made the remarks in an address at the opening of a conference attended by the information ministers of members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Tehran.
The tenth round of the conference is entitled "Media Convergence for Establishment of Peace and Calm in the Islamic World.”
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is among the largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has 57 members from four continents.
Elsewhere in his comments, Jahangiri stated that the efforts by the Islamic countries must focus on the strategies to thwart Israel’s hostile attempts.
"Violent terrorist groups are portraying a distorted image of Islam. They have been able to spread violence and extremism by acquiring the latest information technologies, conforming with the Zionist regime and the Western extremists, and fanning the flames of Islamo-phobia in the world,” he noted.