Islamic states vow to defeat terrorism, extremism

Istanbul, April 13 (IANS) Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) pledged here on Tuesday to defeat terrorism and extremism.

“We will continue to fight against force of darkness and extremism that misrepresent the real teaching of Islam, which is based on tolerance,” Xinhua quoted Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister Hisham Badr as saying in his opening speech at a meeting with foreign ministers from other OIC member states.

In his view, the Islamic world is in need of moderation and an integrated strategy for an effective struggle against terrorism and extremism.

Badr also appealed for a dialogue among civilisations and religions to overcome the challenges facing the region.

“We hope we will win despite all of the sacrifices we gave,” he added.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that an action plan that will draw a road map for the OIC over the next 10 years will be adopted at the OIC leaders’ summit slated for Thursday and Friday.

“I believe that the Islamic world will achieve the targets of the action plan with a spirit of unity and solidarity,” Cavusoglu said.

At the meeting of foreign ministers, Badr handed over the OIC presidency to Cavusoglu.

The 13th OIC summit is expected to draw more than 50 heads of state or government, including Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.


  1. What a bunch of lies?

    Saudi Arabia is blackmailing the US to not disclose details of the Saudi Arabian government’s complicity in the 9/11 attacks.

    Saudi Arabia wants US to kill 9/11 bill, threatens to dump US assets worth $750 bn – report
    Saudi Arabia appears to be blackmailing the US, saying it would sell off American assets worth a 12-digit figure sum in dollars if Congress passes a bill allowing the Saudi government to be held responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    The warning was delivered by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir last month during a visit to Washington, the New York Times reported. He said his country would sell up to $750 billion in US treasury securities and other assets before the bill puts them in jeopardy.

    The newspaper said Riyadh’s resolve to actually deliver on the threat is dubious, since selling off those assets would be technically challenging and would damage the dollar, against which the Saudi national currency is pegged.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud at the Royal Palace in Jeddah on September 11, 2014. © Brendan SmialowskiJudge tosses 9/11 suit against Saudi Arabia, citing sovereign immunity
    Under the current US law, foreign nations have a degree of immunity from being sued in American courts. The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 is one of the reasons why families of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks largely failed to bring to court the Saudi royal family and charities over suspicion of financially supporting the attacks.

    The bill introduced in the Senate would waiver the immunity for cases involving terrorist attacks that kill US citizens on US soil. Introduced by Republican Senator John Cornyn and Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer, it managed to overcome partisan divisions in the US legislation and passed without dissent through the Judiciary Committee in January.

    “As our nation confronts new and expanding terror networks that are targeting our citizens, stopping the funding source for terrorists becomes even more important,” Senator Cornyn said last month.

    Possible links between the perpetrators of the attack and Saudi Arabia may be hiding in 28 classified pages of the 2002 congressional report on 9/11, which allegedly describe how Saudi Arabian nationals with links to the government financially assisted the 19 hijackers who flew airplanes into World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Many people, including the co-author of the redacted pages, former Florida Senator Bob Graham, have been campaigning for years to make them public.

    The Obama administration is opposing the bill, saying it would make foreign nations retaliate by passing similar legislation and target American citizens and corporations in their national courts. Secretary of State John Kerry told a Senate panel in February that the bill, in its current form, would “expose the United States of America to lawsuits and take away our sovereign immunity and create a terrible precedent.”

    None of the 19 hijackers were Iranian citizens. Fifteen were citizens of Saudi Arabia, while two were from the United Arab Emirates, and one each from Egypt and Lebanon.

    Iran and Saudi Arabia are bitter regional rivals, adhering to competing sects of Islam and battling for position in the Muslim world. The US had been a stalwart supporter of Saudi Arabia and opponent of Iran, which overthrew the US-backed Shah in 1979 and became an Islamic republic.

    Washington’s cordial relations with Riyadh chilled somewhat as it sought a thaw with Tehran last year, participating in a deal to resolve the controversy over Iran’s nuclear program.

  2. “…dump US assets worth 750 Billion USD..” – Mr. Roy

    Lol! The US’ ‘bestestest’ middle-eastern ‘pal’ (to quote our PM calling Obama), Saudi, is bending Uncle Sam over – over a barrel of Crude. And these yumreeki schmucks are happily bending over! Such elasticity….. such grace.. such poise and SUCH composure! Wah, Rampa.. Wah! 😉

    Sometimes, I wonder who taught Yoga to whom? Did BoddaPPANNA teach all the Indian Yoga masters first?

    I think our Yumreeki (MIA expert) called O. Rampai is best suited to answer this question.

    Hey, Rampa… do you have some decent connectivity on the range? Have you carried your 1 2 ka 4 ‘Crystal ball’? Any predictions? 🙂

  3. To their credit, Egypt is probably the only nation in that region fighting these rats with iron fist. They are tougher than Israelis when it comes to Hamas. Read how they flooded the Egypt-Gaza border and blew up all the buildings for miles to stop Hamas terrorists entering Egypt.

    All other countries including Turkey are dishonest at best. How can you fight these ‘terrorists’ when both you and terrorists draw inspiration from the same source? These reports are designed to fool illiterates like Joker Pinto who don’t understand various forms of ‘taqiyya’. If his post is any indication, he has already consumed this propaganda and screaming gibberish. Several month ago, I asked him to read about Petro-Dollar, fractional reserve banking, Federal Reserves and finally NATO to understand the grand scheme of Doddanna. It was like “gorkalla mele neereredante sarvajna…” LOL LOL

  4. “Several months ago, I asked him to read about petro-$,….and finally NATO..” – Murudeshwara Maha Joker Rampai

    Lol you Rampa. you are being very economical with the TRUTH! You see, to set matters right let me refresh your failing memory! Too many whacks on your head must have caused memory loss.

    You see, it was I who asked you as to why your BoddaPPANNA was printing currency without adequate collateral.

    In response, you hemmed and hawed, brought up your fav Murudu statues, called me a Sanathaaanaaa Dharma hater and Modi baiter, alleged that my Yumreeki visa was ‘rejected’, called me a ‘Joker’, a genius from the Beef club, brought in your pinup boy – TJ Abru’s Biryani packets, muttered some “RIP Europe”, called Shaikh Mohd. Rizwan a ‘Taqiyya’ expert… blah blah blah.. lah dee dah…. and FINALLY replied that it was due to NATO, my neighbor’s ‘peto’, Petro $’s etc.

    Lol! Printing money without adequate collateral is due to Petro $’s, NATO etc? Hahahahahahaha! Man, ya Rampa. your jokes ate a HIT! 🙂

  5. Original R. Pai,

    Israeli are considered to be the best in fighting insurgents, because they are totally focussed and determined. In India, politicians and netas are a spanner-in-the-works when it comes the functioning of the intelligence organizations and special forces.

    Can you imagine that the Black Cat Commandoes are considered to be Special Forces and they are deployed to safeguard sleazy politicians.

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