OIC calls for different approach to fight terrorism

AFP , Sunday 11 Sep 2011

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation called on the international community to take a "multi-dimensional" approach to fighting terrorism

The Organization of Islamic Cooperaton (OIC) made a statement on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, calling for a different approach to be taken when fighting terrorism.

"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," the 57-nation organisation said in a statement.

It added that the OIC is 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."

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