The recent incidents which happened in front of the Turkish Embassy in Sweden and Denmark seriously raised concerns among Muslims around the globe.
The European Parliament and Commission are highly surprised and shocked to see the anguish and hatred among European citizens for Muslims.
To better address the situation, European Commission has taken on board a very talented Marion Lalisse to combat Anti-Muslim hatred at all levels better.
The coordinator will work closely with Member States, European institutions, civil society, and academia to strengthen policy responses.
President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi also appreciated this initiative in his tweet on Wednesday.
Lalisse was also warmly welcomed by the Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli. Helena said that it is high time to fight anti-Muslim hatred in all areas of life including education, employment, and social policy.
There is a high need to gather data and tackle anti-Muslim hatred at all levels. Talking to Twitter, Lalisse said she was honored to be appointed as the new EU Coordinator for combating anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination.
She said that it was an important topic that required joint efforts and commitment. It is worth noting that Lalisse graduated from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, the College of Europe, and the University of Toulouse Le Mirail.
She served as Deputy EU Ambassador to Yemen and Chargé d’Affaires. She held different positions at the EU Delegations to Ghana, Mauritania, and Morocco and within the EU aid program for the Turkish-Cypriot community.
An experienced EU civil servant, she has significant experience in working closely with a wide range of civil society organizations inside the EU and in the Muslim world.
The hiring of a competent coordinator is an essential step to collect the data and root out the incidents of anti-Muslim hatred in Europe.