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W.H.: Our Upcoming Summit on Extremism Will Not Focus on Radical Islam
The White House

Name: The White House


Josh Earnest

Name: Josh Earnest

Employment: White House

Position: Special assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary

Event location
The White House, Washington, D.C.

Name: The White House, Washington, D.C.


02/03/2015 03:06 pm
Tom (staff)
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EARNEST John NN REPORTER ░░░░░░░░ you Josh As we ░░░░░░░░ there is a conference ░░░░░░░░ countering terrorism that is ░░░░░░░░ for February the 18th ░░░░░░░░ that s countering extremism ░░░░░░░░ EARNEST That s right ░░░░░░░░ REPORTER And a phrase ░░░░░░░░ the wake of the ░░░░░░░░ video that has come ░░░░░░░░ today from ISIS and ░░░░░░░░ instances of other public ░░░░░░░░ we ve seen on ░░░░░░░░ executions that we have ░░░░░░░░ in the past few ░░░░░░░░ with those Japanese hostages ░░░░░░░░ the focus of this ░░░░░░░░ be on violent Islamic ░░░░░░░░ EARNEST John the focus ░░░░░░░░ this conference will be ░░░░░░░░ ensuring there is this ░░░░░░░░ problem that the president ░░░░░░░░ been concerned about for ░░░░░░░░ time this issue of ░░░░░░░░ fighters and the success ░░░░░░░░ organizations like ISIL have ░░░░░░░░ in radicalizing people all ░░░░░░░░ the globe We want ░░░░░░░░ work there are communities ░░░░░░░░ this country where law ░░░░░░░░ officials have worked successfully ░░░░░░░░ community leaders many in ░░░░░░░░ Muslim community to counteract ░░░░░░░░ efforts to radicalize vulnerable ░░░░░░░░ people in most cases ░░░░░░░░ this would be an ░░░░░░░░ a forum where the ░░░░░░░░ can discuss those efforts ░░░░░░░░ community leaders and law ░░░░░░░░ officials from across the ░░░░░░░░ so they can share ░░░░░░░░ kinds of best practices ░░░░░░░░ leaders in other communities ░░░░░░░░ will also be an ░░░░░░░░ for representatives from foreign ░░░░░░░░ to participate because after ░░░░░░░░ it is broader international ░░░░░░░░ to counter this issue ░░░░░░░░ the threat of foreign ░░░░░░░░ You recall that just ░░░░░░░░ the second time in ░░░░░░░░ history of the United ░░░░░░░░ the president convened the ░░░░░░░░ of the United Nations ░░░░░░░░ Council specifically because he ░░░░░░░░ other world leaders to ░░░░░░░░ and sit at the ░░░░░░░░ table literary to talk ░░░░░░░░ what they could do ░░░░░░░░ an international community to ░░░░░░░░ the united front and ░░░░░░░░ foreign fighters individuals who ░░░░░░░░ been radicalized from travelling ░░░░░░░░ Syria getting training getting ░░░░░░░░ to weapons and then ░░░░░░░░ home to carry out ░░░░░░░░ of violence There is ░░░░░░░░ international cooperation and coordination ░░░░░░░░ needs to take place ░░░░░░░░ there was a good ░░░░░░░░ for discussing that that ░░░░░░░░ the United Nations Security ░░░░░░░░ last fall and the ░░░░░░░░ is looking forward to ░░░░░░░░ discussion continuing at the ░░░░░░░░ that will be convened ░░░░░░░░ at the White House ░░░░░░░░ week NN REPORTER Just ░░░░░░░░ I m clear EARNEST ░░░░░░░░ two weeks from now ░░░░░░░░ REPORTER So just so ░░░░░░░░ m clear As it ░░░░░░░░ to this upcoming conference ░░░░░░░░ the focus primary focus ░░░░░░░░ on the issue that ░░░░░░░░ indecipherable violent Islamic extremism ░░░░░░░░ that be the primary ░░░░░░░░ EARNEST Well John we ░░░░░░░░ have significant concerns and ░░░░░░░░ are well justified about ░░░░░░░░ kind of radicalization efforts ░░░░░░░░ are being targeted at ░░░░░░░░ Muslim community and that ░░░░░░░░ are Muslim children in ░░░░░░░░ who are at great ░░░░░░░░ But they are not ░░░░░░░░ only ones at risk ░░░░░░░░ ve talked about other ░░░░░░░░ extremists who are not ░░░░░░░░ who carried out acts ░░░░░░░░ violence in this country ░░░░░░░░ we are interested in ░░░░░░░░ those as well and ░░░░░░░░ would be surprised if ░░░░░░░░ thought that was not ░░░░░░░░ way we endeavor.”
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