Islamic counter-terrorism alliance: an answer to Global terrorism problems?A few weeks back, I raised a thread on changes in Saudi Arabia. Today, the crown prince of Saudi held the first summit of Islamic counter-terrorism alliance (first announced in Dec 2015). ICTA has 41 Muslim dominated countries and has pledged to chase terrorist until they are wiped out completely. The members also include Egypt (sadly had a terrorist attack a few days back), Pakistan, Lebanon but excludes Iran, Syria and Iraq.
In principle, it sounds very good, an alliance set up to fight terror and change the perception of Muslim nations as being lenient on terror groups. There have been many terrorist attacks in Europe, the USA, parts of Africa and the Middle East itself. If it succeeds, it would be a solace for the families of 26th Nov 2008 victim of Mumbai terrorist attacks.