Global Center to Combat Extremism

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Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology is a global center in Riyadh tasked with fighting extremism and eradicating this phenomenon. The agreement to establish the center was announced on May 21, 2017, at a meeting between Saudi King Malik Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and US President Donald Trump during the 2017 Riyadh Summit.[1][2][3][4][5]

Center headquarters[edit]

President Trump and King Salman talk during summit proceedings at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on May 20.

The Etidal headquarters are located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The construction of the center started two years ago.[1][2][3]

Center establishment[edit]

The agreement to establish the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology was made in 2017 by Saudi King Malik Salman bin Abdulaziz, and US President Donald Trump, during the 2017 Riyadh Summit. The center was established in Riyadh in May 21, 2017 and Malik Salman along with Donald Trump and other leaders of Arab and Islamic countries participated in the opening. The center will combat extremism using modern technology.[1][2][3]

Center goals[edit]

To actively and pro-actively combat, expose, and refute extremist ideology, in cooperation with governments and organizations concerned.[1][2][3]

Combating rational, media and statistical extremism and supporting peace and tolerance between nations. Strengthening Islamic moderation principles in the world. Observing and analyzing Extremist Groups ideological activities, supporting, informing and engaging in confronting extremist ideas.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Reuters Editorial. "Saudi to open militant-monitoring center during Trump visit". Reuters. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  2. ^ a b c d "Global center to combat extremism launched in Riyadh". Arab News. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  3. ^ a b c d "Trump urges Islamic leaders to unite against extremism | CBC News". Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  4. ^ "Global Center for Combating Extremism in Riyadh adopts unprecedented techniques". Al Arabiya English. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  5. ^ "Combating Extremism: A Brief Overview of Saudi Arabia's Approach | Middle East Policy Council". Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  6. ^ "Foreign Minister: The Kingdom Affirms that Its Foreign Policy Stands on Great Legacy of Principles and Constants 1 New York The official Saudi Press Agency". Retrieved 2018-11-12.

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