The Islamic University here will host on Sunday an international conference on terrorism to be attended by local and international experts. The conference, under the sponsorship of Prince Naif, second deputy premier and interior minister, will be held under the title “Terrorism between Extremism of Thought and Ideology of Fundamentalism.”
According to sources close to the conference, the meeting will endeavor to highlight the moderation and tolerance of Islam.
They said the conference will attempt to prove that terrorism has no religion or homeland and that the gathering is aimed at consolidating the intellectual security in Muslim societies through the spread of the values of tolerance, understanding and dialogue.
The conference coincides with announcement of the arrest of 113 suspected terrorists on Wednesday.
According to statistics, between 2003 and 2009 security forces made a total of 38 precautionary assault operations. During these operations, 32 terrorists were killed and four injured while four security officers were killed and 29 others injured.
101 terrorist incidents took place in the Kingdom during the past 20 years, causing the death of 939 people and the injury of 1,317. There were 26 terrorist attacks against foreigners in which 87 foreigners were killed and 524 were injured.
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