Minister Momani Outlines Jordan’s Media Approach To Extremism

November 30, 2017

RIYADH-- Minister of State for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, Sunday said the media plays a key role in fighting terrorism, stressing at the same time the need to raise awareness against the rhetoric of extremism and hatred that leads to, and promotes this phenomena.
 
In a speech at the First meeting of the Defense Ministers of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) currently being held in Riyadh under the patronage of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Momani, stressed that the media front has to be continuous and comprehensive, and deals with all segments of society to counter-content promoting terrorism and terrorists propaganda.
 
In recent months, terrorists groups have suffered many defeats, Momani said, adding that the war is not yet over, mainly in the media and communication fronts, that help immunize our communities from the dangers of extremist ideologies.
 
Momani, who is also the government spokesperson called for strengthening the media front to be an effective tool in fighting extremism and terrorism.
 
He stressed the need of the Arab and Islamic countries to intensify coordination and cooperation, exchange experiences and ideas, and build on the successes that have been achieved, to reach effective mechanisms that contribute to the fight against terrorism on both the intellectual and ideological levels. Momani called to refuting allegations and distorted philosophy that contradict religious, human values and principles.
 
The first IMCTC meeting is being held in Riyadh under the theme "Allied against Terrorism" in participation of the member states’ defense ministers and the diplomatic missions accredited to Saudi Arabia. It aims to consolidate bonds of cooperation and integration within the coalition and represents the effective beginning of the IMCTC efforts, which included 41 Islamic states, to coordinate and unify efforts in fighting extremism and extremism in addition to integration with other international efforts .
 
The meeting is scheduled to discuss a host of issues including ways to establish the IMCTC as a major bloc to address security challenges and terrorism issues. The defense ministers will formally discuss plans and proposals to unify the efforts of the Islamic alliance and promote coordination with other international agencies.
 
The coalition was established to achieve the coalition's message and provide an institutional platform for proposals and discussions in order to facilitate ways of cooperation among the member states and the countries supporting initiatives within framework of four fields including military, intellectual, media and combating terrorism financing.
 
 
Petra News Agency
November 26, 2017