While often citing Allah and the Holy Quran, these anti-social elements have put the entire Islamic community on defensive.
Though there are Muslim leaders, who have often expressed their opinions against the campaigns carried out by such groups, but it failed to have much impact as there were some others, who have also been assisting the terror elements. The lack of unity amongst the Islamic nations has further aggravated the problem. Many countries in the Gulf nations are economically well off and are the key suppliers of oil to the world community in general. But the fact that these countries are dependent on Europe or America for needs like defence and other strategic requirements. This has compelled Crown Prince Abdullah to come out with a call for unity amongst the Islamic world. The leader with a modern and broad outlook has been trying to emphasise that the Islamic world must use afflictions and catastrophes as opportunities and challenges for making a self scrutiny.
The key objective of the document is to seek unity amongst the Islamic nations, to review the happening that are taking place in the name of Islam to find out ways and means for repairing such errors. HRH Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz feels that such an introspection is a must for a broader unity amongst the Islamic nations in general and Gulf nations in particular.
The audience includes members of GCC, opinion builders and the media persons attending the conference. While sending across a strong message of solidarity amongst the gulf nations, Prince Abdullah is candid enough to admit the weaker areas lapses being committed by some of the Islamic nation. This has provided covert or overt support to the anti-social elements.
The method adopted by Prince Abdullah in calling upon the leaders of the Islamic community is to cite specific instances like the sufferings of Palestine people, fall in oil prices, lack of a dependable security set-up etc. Many verses of Holy Quran have also been cite to emphasise the point that the Muslim and Arab world should not tolerate such wrong doings and the Muslim world must try to forge a united face, so that the problems being faced by the Islamic world can be taken up in right earnest. Situation has become more worrisome, particularly after the 9/11 terror attacks on USA. September 11, 2001 has been one of the most tragic days not only in the history of America, but the Islamic world altogether, as it brought the entire community in focus. There were instances which resulted in difficulties for innocent Muslim people being suspected, interrogated and frisked around the world. The crown prince has been hard pressed to highlight such instances and pray to the influential leaders to come out openly against such tendencies and in a united voice.
4. Analysis of the actor relating the document to a wider range of sources
Terrorism, the dreaded word, finds some of its threads attached to the ongoing conflicts around the world. Be it the Middle East conflict, the Kosovo issue, Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kashmir