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Wed, 05/04/2011 - 14:11
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French Muslims Condemn West's Double-Standard Policies in Bahrain, Libya

TEHRAN, May 4 (FNA)- The Union of Islamic Organizations of France in its 28th annual meeting deplored the western states' double-standard policies in Libya and Bahrain.
A statement issued at the end of the conference said the western world is exercising extensive interference in Libya, while it plays the role of a bystander who is witnessing Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Bahrain but takes no action, and underlined that such "double-sided and double-standard policies of the western world on Libya and Bahrain are strongly criticized".

"The westerners cannot claim to be advocates of human rights and act merely within the framework of their own interests," it added.

During the four-day conference, different political and economic issues as well as the general conditions of the Muslim population in France also went under study with tens of Muslim French academics and analysts in attendance.

Anti-government protests and armed struggle have been going on in Libya for months, where many civilians have been killed since the US, Britain, France and some other Western countries initiated their attacks on the North African country.

According to US Navy Vice Admiral William Gortney, more than 350 aircraft are participating in the US-led airstrikes against crisis-hit Libya.

The US-led Operation Odyssey Dawn began on March 19 after the UN Security Council imposed a no-fly zone over Libya to allegedly "protect civilians" from Gaddafi's attacks.

Political observers believe that people's uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen and Libya are the result of growing "Islamic awakening" in the Middle-Eastern countries.

People in the Middle-East now believe that the western approach to the ongoing revolutions in these countries has unveiled the true nature of the West's stance on democracy.

The United States and certain other western countries have adopted a double-standard approach towards the popular protests against the dictatorial regimes in the region.

Political observers also believe that the recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Jordan are the result of America's double-standards in the Middle-East and its biased policies against different nations.