USA-EXTREMISM/SUMMIT PANEL Jordanian FM: Islamic State has "no limits to their brutality, barbarism"
- 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) UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON SAYING: "These extremists are pursuing a deliberate strategy of shock and awful. Beheading, burnings and (UNABLE TO DECIPHER) designed to polarize, terrorize and divide us. The victims are as diverse as human kind itself. Let us recognize that the majority of the victims are Muslims --- across a broad arc of upheaval and disasters." PARTICIPANTS AT THE WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT ON EXTREMISM (SOUNDBITE) (French) BERNARD CAZENEUVE, FRANCE'S INTERIOR MINISTER SAYING: "This threat has no precedent. It is new and the terrorism that we confront today is very confused and a little bit everywhere and one day, recruit people who were born and grew up among us and one day they go and get into this fanatic terrorism. The profile of terrorists and potential terrorists is very diversified now. Many have access to the internet and learning on the internet. They go abroad and they are trained to kill when they come back to Europe. They go from criminality to terrorism. In prison, they have contact with extreme terrorists."
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- Location: Japan
- Country: Japan
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- 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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