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Global dialogue community comes together to discuss the problem of terrorism

The DOC Research Institute dedicated two days to an examination of value conflicts among civilizations and countering ISIS recruitment.
Bassam Tibi gave an exclusive evening lecture looking at how civilizations co-exist and how we can improve mutual understanding, in which he noted: “Where there is conflict, bridging can establish peace. First you need to diagnose conflicts in order to find solutions for peace. By identifying areas of conflict on both sides, solutions can be found.” This also implies greater understanding between Islam and the western world. This issue was further discussed by international experts on the second day.
Khalid Abalhassan from Saudi Arabia said: “The global community faces the same danger and that is terror through ISIS. Their action infrastructure needs to be damaged in order to stop them recruiting young people. Unfortunately, there are some suicidal people who want to kill themselves but label it Islam. We need to stop this being attractive for recruiters and victims.”
Bassam Tibi commented: “A dialogue within Islam is needed urgently. Tolerance needs to be built among Muslims. This thread of global terror is a result of a conflict within Islam.”
Young people are particularly at risk of being ideologically targeted. That is why Heiko Küpper, Advisor for the Berlin State Programme for Prevention of Radicalisation at the Berlin Senate Department for the Interior and Sport, noted: “Young people are passionate about discussing politics but have no room to do that. Our task is to reach out to these youngsters and give them room to discuss their

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