EU and Muslim Countries Fail the Terror Test

(Telegraph-UK) Anton La Guardia - European countries and their Muslim neighbors vowed to unite in the fight against terrorism Monday at the Euromed summit in Barcelona, but only after papering over a deep disagreement about who is a terrorist and who is a freedom fighter. The impact of the agreement was irreparably weakened by the absence or boycott of seven of the eight Arab leaders who had been invited. Moreover, Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq al-Sharaa was among those demanding that the fight against terrorism had to protect "the right of peoples under foreign occupation to resistance" - a reference to insurgencies by Palestinians and Iraqis. In the end, the definition of terrorism was left undecided.

2005-11-29 00:00:00

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