United we stand
United we stand
This may prove to be the first step toward the formation of an Islamic union. The western powers are only relying on issuing statements condemning terrorism and most of their military actions are selective or suitable to their interests. Due to these reasons, the situation in the Arab world is deteriorating rapidly. On the other hand, the western media and various politicians, without having a proper understanding of the phenomenon, are wrongfully linking terrorism with Islam. This needed to be countered and the Islamic alliance is the best answer to the West. The creation of this coalition had become very necessary to counter those forces, which are trying to gain a foothold in the region in the garb of fighting terrorism.
The Saudi Arabia-led Islamic coalition is in a better position to fight terrorist organizations plaguing the Muslim world. Being Muslims, members of the coalition are fully aware of the social and religious sensitivities of this part of the world thus eliminating any chances of unnecessary controversies.
It is high time Muslims took matters into their own hands and clean the mess on their own. Heavy reliance on foreign powers is not a good approach. Foreign powers will only act to protect their interests or to promote their interests. As we all know that there is no free lunch in international politics. Why should we expect the US, the UK or Russia to address our issues without gaining anything from it? The Islamic alliance should devise a comprehensive strategy to fight terrorism and all those elements hell bent on wreaking havoc in the Muslim world. — T. H. Suleiman, Jeddah