March 24, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
This handout picture taken and released by the Turkish presidential press office on December 13, 2017, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen (R) holding a press conference following the Extraordinary Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week’s US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in Istanbul. AFP
Istanbul: Turkey has decided to form a huge Army of Islam by uniting 57 Muslim countries. A Turkish newspaper in its report has revealed that the 5 million strong army will be named ‘Army of Islam’. The 57 members of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation have been asked to form such a huge army that could siege Israel and attack it. According to the report, the population of OIC member countries is 167,45,26,931 while the active military of those countries is more than 52 lakh their defence budget is 174 billion 70 Cr dollars. As against that the total population of Israel is 80 lakh 49 thousand 314. And its active military is just 160000 while the defence budget is 15 billion 60 Cr dollars.
Keeping in view the statistics, if OIC member countries agree to form the ‘Army of Islam’ it would be much more powerful than the Israeli military which has occupied the Jerusalem.