September 5, 2016
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that the extremist mentality pervading the societies inside the region and beyond is the gravest danger facing the world now.
During a meeting with a visiting British delegation, Assad highlighted the importance of the visits paid by foreign delegations to Syria to the effect of exposing the falsification practiced by the Western media, SANA news agency reported.
The delegation included members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and religious and academic figures.
The talks focused on the terrorist war in Syria and the growing dangers of the terrorism and extremism on the region and the world, according to the agency.
President al-Assad affirmed that the gravest danger facing the world now is that of the extremist mentality pervading the societies inside the region and beyond.
“This mentality is the underpinning of terrorism that has started recently to strike in many areas inside Europe and the Western countries in general,” the Syrian leader said.
Assad made it clear that in order to eliminate terrorism, one needs not only fighting it on the ground, but also confronting the ideology underlying it, which just knows no borders.