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Hammond says majority of Muslim nations ignoring threat of extremism

UK foreign secretary’s speech to security conference calls on Islamic leaders to lead fight against extremism in their countries

The UK foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has accused a majority of Muslim nations of either ignoring the threat of Islamic extremism altogether or turning a blind eye to what is going on in their mosques, schools or prisons.

Hammond said Islamic leaders had to lead the fight against extremism in their countries, but tackling extremism by security measures alone was simply dealing with the symptoms of a disease.

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