Riyadh’s center for combating terrorism has provoked them

Turki Aldakhil

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Just as Saudi Arabia inaugurated the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology - named “Etidal” or “moderation” – the little Brotherhood supporter inside some people woke up and they responded in anger and with a torrent of criticism. This is because the center is a one of a kind in the world as it is viewed as a radar that works all the time to detect and analyze billions of pieces of data and link between statements and developments.

Those lurking can no longer hide under fake names to spread terrorism under the name of “political opposition.” All information, whether on the internet or television channels, will be scanned on a daily basis.

The center will focus on the Brotherhood’s activities and the Sorourists’ ideology and people can therefore choose between a civil and secure life that’s based on respecting states and institutions or to be affiliated with blacklisted terrorist organizations and be punished by law.

It’s the time of “Etidal,” so why fear it?

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Turki Aldakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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