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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince slams extremists as deviants of Islamic faith

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz denounced extremists as deviants of the Islamic faith and called for stronger institutions to counter creeping militancy. He said in a speech on the final day of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) summit that the crisis facing the world’s Muslim community was partly intellectual in nature. This emanates from increasing “overzealousness, leading to extremism, which turns them to terrorism.” Stressing that Islam is a religion of kindness, mercy and tolerance, Prince Abdullah said a “minority” of deviant terrorists should not be allowed to tarnish the image of Islam. “The bullets that kill women and children, terrorise those secured in their safety and destroy innocent communities do not come from rifles but from deviant thoughts and misguided interpretations of our great religion and its noble message.” He urged the 57-member OIC to strengthen institutions to help counter rising extremism among Muslim youth. Full Story

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