Muslim nations form coalition to fight terror, call Islamic extremism ‘disease’


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(CNN) Calling Islamic extremism a disease, Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a coalition of 34 predominately Muslim nations to fight terrorism.

“This announcement comes from the Islamic world’s vigilance in fighting this disease so it can be a partner, as a group of countries, in the fight against this disease,” Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman said.

The coalition’s formation comes as the West has stepped up its war against ISIS, which is also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh.

“Today there are a number of countries that suffer from terrorism, for example Daesh in Syria and Iraq; terrorism in Sinai, terrorism in Yemen, terrorism in Libya, terrorism in Mali, terrorism in Nigeria, terrorism in Pakistan, terrorism in Afghanistan and this requires a very strong effort to fight,” Salman said. “Without a doubt, there will be coordination in these efforts.”

Coalition’s joint operations center will be based in Riyadh.

In addition to Saudi Arabia, the coalition will include Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, the Palestinians, Comoros, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Mali, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Yemen.

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2 replies

  1. Every organization and country is hoping to control the narrative of counter terrorism, for selfish reasons. But we believe there is a simple reality that the Muslims need to learn the merits of secularism and co-existence from all sources of knowledge. Not only from logic and reason, but, also Quran and Hadith.

    While any prophet is alive the believer cannot be any thing but a theocracy. But, once he dies the struggle is to evolve from theocracy to a secular society, while trying to preserve some of the best insights that the Prophet brought to our consciousness through revelation.

  2. ==== a coalition of 34 predominately Muslim nations to fight terrorism.====

    I strongly believe that they would not succeed to defeat terrorist Muslim, because the root of the disease are not removed from the book of Hadith.

    Because they, terrorist Muslims believe that they are defending Islam and the Sunnah of Prophet. If they die for prophet and Islam will be martyred and will enter paradise.

    Was Salam
    With love as ever.

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