World urged to redouble efforts against extremism and terrorism

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Sam Kutesa. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The international community has been urged by the President of the UN General Assembly to redouble its efforts against extremism and terrorism.

Speaking to the press on Thursday, Sam Kutesa described attacks by such groups as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram as "heinous and brutal."

He said the attacks have put in sharp focus the rising threat of terrorism and extremism.

"There is no justification for such attacks and we must continue to condemn them. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. The international community must re-double its efforts to combat extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. We also need to promote peaceful dialogue and mutual understanding amongst peoples to avoid extremism and polarization."

Mr. Kutesa said he condemns all acts of terror.

He reiterated the UN General Assembly's solidarity with the victims of terrorist attacks, their families and governments of the affected countries.

Stephanie Castro, United Nations.

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