— RiyadhSummit (@riyadhsummit) May 21, 2017
Riyadh — In the presence of leaders from Muslim countries, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and US President Donald Trump inaugurated the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology (GCCEI) here on Sunday.
Trump and a number of Muslim leaders visited the new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, the heart of which is a giant wall, filled with screens displaying real-time online extremist activity.
More than two hundred data analysts also worked on their individual computer screens.
Trump and the King each placed their hands on a miniature globe that officially activated the center and launched a splashy welcome video.
The center counters and prevents the spread of extremist ideology by promoting moderation, compassion and supporting the dissemination of positive dialogue.
Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia wants to send a message to the West that the Muslim world is “not an enemy,” adding the Riyadh comes second after the United States in the fight against Daesh[…]
To give you an idea of how tainted the news is in the United States, I googled, “Opening of Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology” and Conservative and Arab sites came up first. Oh yes, aside from what Google’s algorithm lists as “top stories” and one video from the Washington Post but they don’t count.