DUBAI: On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to curb terrorism, Saudi Press Agency reported.
“Acts of corruption and terrorism cannot be justified in any way, and hence it should be fought by all means and collaboration should be made to eliminate it because this is cooperation in righteousness and piety.”
Statement further revealed that names of the countries mentioned in the press release have consensus to make the coalition led by Kindgom of Saudi Arabia , Pakistan is included in the list, but another important Islamic country Iran was not mentioned.
Other countries in the alliance are Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad , Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Palestine, Comoros, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya , Egypt, Maldives, Mali, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Yemen.
Ten other Islamic countries including Indonesia assured to support for the alliance, according to statement.
Statement used Quranic interpretation for this coalition, “Based on the Lord’s guidance in the Holy Quran: (And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression), and on the teachings of the Islamic Shari’a and provisions that reject terrorism in all its forms and manifestations because it is a heinous crime and injustice rejected by all heavenly religions and human instinct.”