UNESCO declares Islam as the most peaceful religion of the world
Islam - Below messages has been circulated on twitter and Facebook by Juntakareporter and Pakistan radio:
Fake Message 1:
The United Nations body released a statement earlier today that revealed that UNESCO had partnered with International Peace Foundation six months back to study all religions of the world and find out which was most peaceful amongst all.
Fake Twitter Message 2:
Fake Message 3:
UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) declares Islam as the most peaceful religion of the world..!! #Islam
Fake Message 4:
UNESCO declares Islam as the most peaceful religion of the world. IN YOUR FACE AMERICA!
Our Analysis: The above message states that Islam has been declared as most peaceful religion in the world by UNESCO. A satirical website named as Juntakareporter has published this message. This news is not real and such announcement was never done by UNESCO.
UNESCO has denounced this fake statement –
UNESCO denounces fake statement
We wish to refer to the recent allegations posted on the website juntakareporter, citing an alleged statement and certificate from UNESCO declaring "Islam as the most peaceful religion of the world". Such statement was never made by the Organization and that the certificate reproduced on this website is a fake one. The website that published this information is a satirical media.
UNESCO has never had any official relationship with the entity referred to as "International Peace Foundation", nor has it ever supported such a statement or granted any diploma of this kind.
In line with its mandate, the Organization has the responsibility to promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue on a global scale, with the unerring support of its Member States, partners and networks. In doing so, UNESCO promotes respect on equal grounds for all traditions and faiths, always striving to build bridges and strengthen ties whenever possible.
Conclusion – It is a fake news.