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Cairo: Inter-faith conference on fighting extremism

A two-day international conference on fighting extremism kicked off at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, one of the most prestigious centers of Sunni Islam learning, on December 3, 2014.

Cairo: Inter-faith conference on fighting extremism
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (5th R) and Coptic Pope Tawadros (3rd L) attend the opening session of a two-day international conference in Cairo on fighting extremism, on December 3, 2014. Sheikh Tayeb condemned 'barbaric crimes' committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and called on the US-led coalition that is fighting IS 'to confront those countries who support terrorism financially and militarily'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Cairo: Inter-faith conference on fighting extremism
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (R), Coptic Pope Tawadros (C) and Saudi Secretary General of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue Faisal bin Muammar, attend the opening session of a two-day international conference in Cairo on fighting extremism, on December 3, 2014. Sheikh Tayeb condemned 'barbaric crimes' committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and called on the US-led coalition that is fighting IS 'to confront those countries who support terrorism financially and militarily'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Cairo: Inter-faith conference on fighting extremism
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (R), Coptic Pope Tawadros (C) and Saudi Secretary General of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue Faisal bin Muammar, attend the opening session of a two-day international conference on fighting extremism, on December 3, 2014 in Cairo. Sheikh Tayeb condemned 'barbaric crimes' committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and called on the US-led coalition that is fighting IS 'to confront those countries who support terrorism financially and militarily'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Cairo: Inter-faith conference on fighting extremism
Nigerian Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh al-Hussaini (R) delivers a speech as he sits near Morocco's General Secretary of the Superior Council of Ulemas Mohammed Yssef (2nd R), the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (2nd L) and Coptic Pope Tawadros (L) during the opening session of a two-day international conference on fighting extremism at the Al-Azhar University, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, in Cairo, on December 3, 2014. Sheikh Tayeb condemned 'barbaric crimes' committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and called on the US-led coalition that is fighting IS 'to confront those countries who support terrorism financially and militarily'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Cairo: Inter-faith conference on fighting extremism
Coptic Pope Tawadros (R) chats with Saudi Secretary General of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue, Faisal bin Muammar, during the opening session of a two-day international conference on fighting extremism at the Al-Azhar University, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, in Cairo, on December 3, 2014. Sheikh Tayeb condemned 'barbaric crimes' committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and called on the US-led coalition that is fighting IS 'to confront those countries who support terrorism financially and militarily'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Cairo: Inter-faith conference on fighting extremism
Coptic Pope Tawadros (R) chats with Saudi Secretary General of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue, Faisal bin Muammar, during the opening session of a two-day international conference on fighting extremism at the Al-Azhar University, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, in Cairo, on December 3, 2014. Sheikh Tayeb condemned 'barbaric crimes' committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and called on the US-led coalition that is fighting IS 'to confront those countries who support terrorism financially and militarily'. (AFP/Getty Images)