Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal) to spread and promote peace, confront and refute extremism to make a safer world”.
Voices of support for Saudi Arabia as well as worldwide condemnation of the botched terrorist attack targeting worshipers in the Grand Mosque in Makkah have started pouring in as soon as the plot was exposed Friday.
Saudi security forces on Friday foiled an imminent terrorist plot targeting the Grand Mosque in Makkah, the Interior Ministry’s security spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said.
Security forces on Friday succeeded in thwarting an imminent terrorist act targeting the security of the Grand Mosque and worshipers by a group stationed in three locations, said the Interior Ministry.
Muslim leaders have called on governments to stop supporting extremist groups and join Saudi-led efforts to confront terrorism.
King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Sunday inaugurated the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (GCCEI), which aims to promote moderation and counter the spread of extremism.