Jeddah, (IINA) - Famous American actor Giancarlo Esposito expressed on Friday his sadness regarding the worsening refugee situation and the rising cases of Islamophobia around the world.
In an exclusive interview with the International Islamic News Agency (IINA) on the sidelines of the First Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah, Esposito said: We are in a sad state of affairs around the world regarding refugees; we have war torn countries where people are trying to survive, trying to save their children.
He referred to Thursday's suicide bombing in Pakistan, which caused the deaths of at least 75, and said that such terrorist attacks' goal seems to be getting attention to shake up the world.
He added that such attacks would contribute to a surge in Islamophobia because they are manipulating politicians. Things must change because innocent people are dying at the hands of politicians, and this is not right.
He also said that the on-going Islamophobia around the world is something that has been created in many ways, by not only the terrorists that are doing it [terrorist attacks], but also is being heightened by politicians who feel like get rid of all Muslims everywhere and there won't be a problem, and that is not the answer.
The actor noted that religious freedom is a divine right and that it is painful to see that we take incidents of terrorism and we take a whole group of people who have the right to worship their God the way in which they choose, and we decide that they are all bad.
Source: International Islamic News Agency