BY FARZANA HASSAN, TORONTO SUN
However, some of the countries forming this new alliance are among the greatest exporters of the ideology that promotes terrorism, including Saudi Arabia itself.
Fifteen of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi.
Tashfeen Malik, one of the San Bernardino shooters, was born and raised in Pakistan — a member of the Saudi coalition — and also lived in Saudi Arabia before emigrating to the U.S.
The Saudi alliance also includes NATO member Turkey, and countries like Chad, Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and Egypt.
Nigeria is home to the terrorist group Boko Haram, Somalia to al-Shabaab.
Egypt is the birthplace of the Muslim Brotherhood that has spread its puritanical, militaristic brand of Islam across the Muslim world.
The Saudi alliance also includes Palestinians, many of whom have carried out terrorist attacks against Israel.
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