ALGERIA REMAINS FIRM IN FIGHTING TERRORISM, COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY

ALGIERS, -- Algeria, which has always been firm in its fight against terrorism and its extremist ideologies, remains determined to permanently strengthen its young participatory and inclusive democracy, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"Strong with its painful experience in the 1990s, Algeria, which has always increased its firmness in the fight against terrorism and its extremist ideologies, has a deep determination to deepen and strengthen its young participatory and inclusive democracy," the Ministry said in a statement issued here Wednesday.

The statement, which was issued in conjunction with the holding of an international workshop on the role of democracy in preventing and combating violent extremism and terrorism, added: "This democracy excludes only those who resolutely chose to reject the laws of the Republic and resort to terrorist violence against the people, its legitimate institutions, security and its stability."

The statement said one of the main characteristics of the extremist ideologies which fuel and justify terrorism today "is in the logic of exclusion, which is against the civilizational values of openness, tolerance, dialogue and co-existence on which societies are built".

"The denial of others and their opinions becomes for the supporters of extremism and terrorism the rule as far as these opinions are not convergent and not in line with their own philosophy, its foundations and its political and ideological objectives," it added.

For Algeria, the rule of law and democracy are among the main bulwarks against the extremist ideologies and their violent expressions, according to the statement.

Source: Nam News Network