Thursday, November 29, 2007

Arabs seek distancing religion from terror

from UPI

A Cairo meeting of the Arab Justice Ministers Council Wednesday denounced terrorism [NOTE: also denounced in 2006, 2005, 2004] and called for a study on distancing it from Islam. The one-day meeting concluded with a call to form a study group on establishing an Arab anti-terrorism studies center, Kuwait's KUNA news agency reported. A group statement said it was critical to differentiate between terrorism and people's right to resist aggression and occupation. The group also urged Arab states that haven't changed their legislation and ratified it in accord with the Arab Anti-Terrorism Agreement to get it done quickly, the report said. Saudi Arabia has raised the issue at the U.N. General Assembly of establishing an international anti-terrorism center, which the ministers called on member states to support, KUNA said.

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