Global coalition vows to defeat political Islamism in the West – Arab News

SALZBURG: A global coalition formed to counter the spread of Islamist extremism in the West has held its first conference in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

The Champions for Liberty Against the Reality of Islamist Tyranny, or CLARITy Coalition, was set up by former Muslims, Muslim reformers, activists and writers dedicated to combating Islamic extremists.

The three-day forum, which was held on the shores of lake Leopoldskroner Weiher in the historic city, set out to “push back against the ideology of Islamist extremism, which seeks to elevate antiquated religious understandings of people and society above universal human rights and secular governance.”

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