In a UN report on countering terrorism, Muslim states present a series of excuses for terrorism, including "foreign occupation" (i.e. Israel), "xenophobia," and "alienation." The report, "Capability of the United Nations System to Assist Member States in Implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy," was released on April 13, 2017 and contains the following statements:
Pakistan: "11. We believe that without addressing the underlying and root causes of terrorism, we will only be fighting its symptoms. We have always advocated that ... foreign occupation, denial of the right to self-determination and political and economic injustice, as well as political marginalization and alienation contribute to the spread of terrorism. Therefore, it is important not to delink terrorism from its political context."
Turkey: "6...preventive efforts in the framework of pillars I and IV
should focus on combating intolerance, social exclusion and all forms of
Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation: "3.. terrorism cannot be addressed in isolation from political contexts."