Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia

January 23, 2015 6:17 PM

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Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division or Islamophobia.

Speaking against a backdrop of deadly Islamist militant attacks in France, Pakistan, Nigeria and elsewhere, Kerry told leaders at the annual World Economic Forum: "These kinds of actions can never be excused. And they have to be opposed. With every fiber of our being, they have to be stopped.

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