Jordan's King Abdullah urges EU to fight 'Islamophobia'

March 10, 2015 1:06 PM

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Jordan's King Abdullah urges EU to fight 'Islamophobia'

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - King Abdullah of Jordan urged Europeans on Tuesday to fight hostility toward Islam that he said was fuelling extremism among Muslims, including those drawn from Europe to fight in the Middle East.

Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Abdullah praised Europe's "unbeatable courage" in responding to attacks such as those in Paris in January and likened Islamic State to Nazism -- "an expansionist ideology based on hatred".

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