USA-EXTREMISM/SUMMIT PANEL Jordanian FM: Islamic State has "no limits to their brutality, barbarism"Record ID: 496339
- Title: USA-EXTREMISM/SUMMIT PANEL Jordanian FM: Islamic State has "no limits to their brutality, barbarism"
- Date: 19th February 2015
- Summary: WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 19, 2015) (AGENCY POOL) (SOUNDBITE) (English) JORDAN'S MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS NASSER JUDEH SAYING: "We in the region and particularly in Jordan -- we will lead and we will assume our responsibility because we have to give it a Muslim-Arab stand as his majesty the King says. If anyone had any doubt about the brutality and barbarism of these extremists, that doubt has been removed. If anyone had any doubt that this is our war as Muslims, that doubt has been removed. Ladies and gentlemen, each of us here and beyond this room is a target. Let us work together on all fronts to make them all our collective target." (APPLAUSE) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY PATTING JUDEH ON SHOULDER AND WHISPERING TO HIM WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 19, 2015) (AGENCY POOL) PARTICIPANTS AT THE WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT ON EXTREMISM (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER YASUHIDE NAKAYAMA SAYING: "We feel the greatest sorrow and profound grief at the loss of those hostages. I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to the world leaders and our friends who have kindly added their strong solidarity against these acts of terrorism and cooperation toward the release of the hostages especially to our friends in Jordan where I myself stayed to lead our emergency response team. Those acts of terrorism in Paris and Copenhagen show that violent extremism is spreading."
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- Location: Japan
- Country: Japan
- Duration: 00:01:22
- Topics: General
- Story Text: Jordan's Foreign Minister called on Arab and Muslim nations to join in the fight against Islamic State, stressing on Thursday (February 19) that extremism was not simply a western concern.
"If anyone had any doubt that this is our war as Muslims, that doubt has been removed. Each of us here and beyond this room is a target," Nasser Judeh said during a White House Summit to combat extremism.
His remarks come just weeks after Islamic State confirmed it had killed a Jordanian pilot.
Judeh stressed the need to put a Muslim-Arab face on the fight against extremists.
"We in the region and particularly in Jordan -- we will lead and we will assume our responsibility," Judeh said.
Earlier in the day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said extremists groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram were deliberately working "to polarize, terrorize and divide" the public.
"The victims are as diverse as human kind itself," Ban said ahead of testimonies by France and Japan.
Japan's Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama discussed the killing of two Japanese nationals, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State last month, and thanked Jordan for its "strong solidarity."
Turning to recent attacks in Copenhagen and Paris, Nakayama said "violent extremism is spreading."
France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve echoed similar sentiments, calling it a threat without precedent.
"The profile of terrorists and potential terrorists is very diversified now," Cazeneuve said, "They go abroad and they are trained to kill when they come back to Europe."
Sixteen people were killed in France following attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and shootings In the Ilde-de-France region.
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