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ON THE LINE: Islamophobia: Undermining Religious Tolerancei
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June 07, 2013 3:00 AM
While some human rights groups complain of widespread Islamophobia in the US and Europe, others say facts do not support it. This week's episode of "On the Line" discusses if Islamophobia is a reality and whether it is undermining religious tolerance. GUESTS James S. Robbins: Deputy Editor, Rare. Cory P. Saylor: Director, Department for Monitoring and Combatting Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations. Michael Privot: Director, European Network Against Racism, in Brussels, Belgium.

ON THE LINE: Islamophobia: Undermining Religious Tolerance

Published June 06, 2013

While some human rights groups complain of widespread Islamophobia in the US and Europe, others say facts do not support it. This week's episode of "On the Line" discusses if Islamophobia is a reality and whether it is undermining religious tolerance. GUESTS James S. Robbins: Deputy Editor, Rare. Cory P. Saylor: Director, Department for Monitoring and Combatting Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations. Michael Privot: Director, European Network Against Racism, in Brussels, Belgium.

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#Refugees
Britain, France and Germany will attend an urgent meeting of European Union, set for September 14th, to address the flood of refugees into Europe.  Labeling the situation as "exceptional," EU ministers will discuss better ways to process refugees in Italy and Greece, the main landing points for some 322,000 people who have crossed the Mediterranean this year. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry talks with people on the frontlines of this humanitarian crisis. 
GUESTS
Babar Baloch: Spokesperson, UN High Commissioner for Refugees [Budapest, Hungary]
Kirk Day: Field Director, International Rescue Committee [Lesbos, Greece]  
Jelena Milic: Director, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies [Belgrade, Serbia]