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MWL, GCC and OIC all condemn the terror attacks in Egypt

The Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) has condemned the bombings that took place in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh early Saturday morning. In a statement, MWL Secretary-General Dr Abdullah Al-Turki said, "Such terror acts run counter to the teachings of Islam." The statement also urged various governments and Islamic organizations to cooperate in fighting terrorism, and confirmed the MWL’s readiness to cooperate with various organizations in this respect.

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdulrahman Al-Atiyyah, also condemned the bombings in a press statement issued in Riyadh. He reiterated the solidarity of the GCC states with the Egyptian government and affirmed their support to measures that might be undertaken to confront terror acts.

The Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) also strongly condemned the blasts which took place in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh. In a statement Saturday, Secretary-General Dr Akmaluddin Ihsan Oglu called on Islamic states to increase activation of the 1999 Islamic Counterterrorism Agreement and to commit to other counterterrorism agreements.