Obama, Cameron vow to take on 'poisonous ideology' of radical Islam




 
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January 16th, 2015  
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Topic: Obama, Cameron vow to take on 'poisonous ideology' of radical Islam


By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to take on "the poisonous ideology" of Islamic extremists and said intelligence agencies must be allowed to track militants online despite privacy concerns. Obama and Cameron held two days of White House talks amid increasing concern in Europe about the threat posed by extremists after 17 people were killed in Paris attacks and Belgian authorities engaged in a firefight with terror suspects. Obama said he and Cameron accepted that intelligence and military force alone would not solve the problem, and they would work together on "strategies to counter violent extremism that radicalizes recruits and mobilizes people, especially young people, to engage in terrorism." The extremists' ability to communicate online and spread recruitment propaganda on the Internet have presented a challenge to authorities.




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