There is a growing realization that racism, xenophobia and intolerance are the root causes of most of the conflicts and human rights violations that mar our world. Combating these evils is therefore a collective responsibility. A fundamental first step is that States and the international community acknowledge the reality of multi-racial and multi-ethnic societies. Education initiatives and awareness raising about diversity and the harmful consequences of racism can play a very important role in combating racism and xenophobia.
You shall not harm or oppress a stranger, since you too were strangers in Egypt..
Do not consider Allah to be heedless of what the wrongdoers do. He is merely deferring them to a Day on which their sight will be transfixed, rushing headlong - heads back, eyes vacant, hearts hollow. Warn mankind of the Day when the punishment will reach them. Those who did wrong will say, Our Lord, give us a short reprieve.
This book of readings will not be complete without thinking of how to measure xenophobic tendency.
We need to know the degree of xenophobia in us. The work of the Professor C.G.M. Bakare came to mind, though gone to the "great beyond" his works live after him. May he continue to rest in peace. The tests, which he called, Ethnic Conflict Questionnaire (E .C.Q) are Semantic Differential Scales.