Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What is ETIDAL?

ETIDAL or Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology was established as a result of international cooperation in the ongoing fight against the so-called Islamic State terrorists. Situated in Riyadh, the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ETIDAL's aim is to confront and prevent terrorism by cooperating with governments and promote a culture of moderation.

On May 22nd, 2017, in the Saudi capital, King Salman, US President Donald Trump, and other world leaders inaugurated this Global Center for combating Islamic extremism that plagued the globe. Almost 50 world leaders, mostly representing Muslim countries, attended the inauguration. ETIDAL will have numerous experts spanning across the globe specializing in tackling extremist views. ETIDAL will analyze languages and dialects used by Islamic extremists and develop advanced analytical models for digital media platforms.

ETIDAL Opening ceremony:

Since its recent establishment, ETIDAL will serve as the guiding light and global hub for global efforts against Islamic extremism. It will have unprecedented technical superiority, unequivocal excellence in Ideology Research, novel and innovative software tools, technology that works in all different languages and dialects, and international cooperation.


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