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Saudi U.N. envoy: Muslim communities should not be blamed for extremism

Speaking at the U.N. headquarters in New York Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said that those who promote hostility between religions aide terrorism

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Saudi Arabia refused to ascribe the responsibility of Islamist extremism to the world’s Muslim communities, the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday.

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said that those who promote hostility between religions aid terrorism, the Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

He also blamed policies with double-standards of promoting hate and terrorism.

Separately, Al-Mouallimi also addressed the Israeli occupation of Palestine calling it anti-Semitic in itself, adding that what happened to Jews in Europe does not justify what is happening to the Palestinians today.