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OIC discusses terrorism

2011-09-11 22:53

Jeddah - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Sunday called on the international community to take a "multi-dimensional" approach to fighting terrorism.

The 57-nation organisation said in a statement on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks: "It is our firm belief that combating terrorism requires a multi-dimensional approach and not only the use of military means to guarantee sustainable peace."

It added that the OIC was committed to "combating terrorism" and called for global cultural and religious reconciliation talks to "debunk the myth of a clash of civilisations elevated by the tragic events of 9/11."

The Jeddah-based OIC also called on the international community to "act in the spirit of moderation and dialogue to eliminate all forms of hatred, intolerance and discrimination."


Comments
  • Que Est Veritas - 2011-09-11 23:55

    Perhaps a show of good faith will go a long way. The following studies(1999,2008 & 2011) shows violent Islamic texts("extremist ideology") are taught in roughly 80% of the mosques in the USA. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/06/mordechai-kedar-and-david-yerushalmi-new-study-shows-that-only-19-of-mosques-in-us-dont-teach-jihad.html

      daaivark - 2011-09-12 08:26

      Give credit where credit is due, obessed twit.

  • slg - 2011-09-12 01:16

    This is obviously good news, reflective of the Arab Spring. The new more enlightened generation is speaking.

      whereu - 2011-09-12 02:16

      slg, I sincerely hope that you are right. A bit of optimism in today's world is great. Good on you!

  • Cyberfriend - 2011-09-12 08:14

    I understand that Islam is not religion that preaches terrorism,remember that one persons terrorist is another persons freedom fighter.just depends on who side you are on and whether that side proven to be the wrondoer.

      BrassCopper - 2011-09-12 08:40

      It sounds nice... but what you say is cliché. Targeting women & children is terrorism full stop – ie, not if you hit women & children by accident, BUT targeting them on principle. Osama killed more Muslims then any other human in this generation. He was a terrorist for the west & for the Muslim world... I will agree though that it’s a shame that he did get much support from some Muslims - but he was no hero to the other billions!

  • Han Solo - 2011-09-12 08:21

    The only way to fight terrorism, is to end religion. All religion.

  • King Solomon - 2011-09-12 10:19

    They could stop all terrorism but they don't.

  • Messenger - 2011-09-12 10:59

    It is not the international community's responsibility. The change needs to happen inside Islamic countries. They need to change the way they educate their children. Don't teach toddlers to hate infidels. Islamic schools are breeding grounds for young terrorists.

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