Riyadh Forum on Countering Extremism and Fighting Terrorism: Extremism is a global scourge and all religions have suffered from violent groups

Sunday 1438/8/25 - 2017/05/21
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Riyadh, Sha'ban 25, 1438, May 21, 2017, SPA -- Prince Turki Al Faisal, Chairman of King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, inaugurated here today the Riyadh Forum on Countering Extremism and Fighting Terrorism, attended by a huge number of anti-terror experts from several parts of the world.
At the opening session of the Forum, organized by the Center and under the auspices of the Islamic Military Coalition for Combating Terrorism, participants agreed on the importance of Saudi Arabia's role in combating terrorism to achieve global peace and security.
They stressed that Saudi Arabia has a vital role in confronting the greatest danger facing the world since the WWII because of its importance in the Arab and Islamic worlds and its experience in combating terrorism since the 1950s. They pointed out that extremism and terrorism cannot be linked to a specific religion or region.
Prince Turki Al-Faisal said that Saudi Arabia has been fighting terrorism since its inception and that it has faced many forms of terrorism since the 1950s. It has faced terrorism that has created organizations such as al-Qaeda and other groups.
-- SPA
20:06 LOCAL TIME 17:06 GMT