Is bombing a religious occasion at a hotel terrorism? Is there anything that the Palestinians do to Israelis terrorism? The answer to both is "no". The Organization of Islamic Conference issued a statement saying, "We reject any attempt to link terrorism to the struggle of the Palestinian people in the exercise of their inalienable right to establish their independent state." So to the OIC, Palestinians massacring Jews is acceptable. The context of the OIC deliberations must be mentioned. It happened just a few days after the March 27, 2002 Passover Seder bombing that killed 29 people at a hotel dinner. http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0le00 So the OIC, with specific and fresh knowledge of the Park Hotel bombing, clearly stated that it was not a terrorist action. However, Israeli measures against suicide bombers are terroristic in the OIC view. It shows what scum are members of the OIC. These people are the ones that Washington keeps referring to as moderates. They're all trash. There's nothing slippery about terms like 'suicide bomber' and 'terrorism'. The palestinians are terrorist supporters and so are the members of the OIC. So are the Europeans as shown by their words and actions. After the Shehada missile strike (14 dead including 5 terrorists plus the wife and the child of one), some EU representative stated that preemptive strikes of that sort were "unacceptable". As a matter of fact, so did the USG, so that tells you something about the US policy toward terrorism. One man's meat is another man's poison. The Washington Times www.washtimes.com OIC: Palestinian struggle not terrorism Anwar Iqbal UPI South Asian Affairs Analyst Published 4/3/2002 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 3 (UPI) -- Fifty-seven Muslim nations said late Wednesday that the Palestinian struggle for independence was not terrorism. "We reject any attempt to link terrorism to the struggle of the Palestinian people in the exercise of their inalienable right to establish their independent state," they said in a resolution adopted unanimously by the Organization of Islamic Conference. Formed in 1974, OIC represents 57 Muslim states and lobbies collectively at international forums like the United Nations. The OIC foreign ministers conference in Kuala Lumpur was called to devise a joint strategy for dealing with the consequences of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States. The meeting, however, was overshadowed by the events in the Middle East where Israel has besieged Palestinian territories in response to suicide attacks by Arab militants. "We also reject any attempt to associate Islamic states of Palestine and Lebanese resistance with terrorism," the resolution said. The resolution also condemned Israel for "escalating military campaign against the Palestinian people." Declaring that it was wrong to "link Islam and Muslims with terrorism," the OIC observed that terrorism had "no association with any religion, civilization or nationality." "Any action taken to combat terrorism should not result in ethnic or religious profiling or the targeting of a particular community," the Islamic foreign ministers warned. They "unequivocally" condemned acts of international terrorism "in all its forms and manifestations, including state terrorism." But they also stressed the need to "address the root cause of terrorism," adding that the war against terrorism will not succeed if "the environment that breeds terrorism ... is allowed to thrive." But they reminded the international community that under international law and the U.N. charter, "resistance to foreign aggression, struggle again colonial or alien domination and foreign occupation" were legitimate acts for "national liberation and self-determination." They emphasized the need for an "internationally agreed definition of terrorism, which differentiates legitimate struggle from acts of terror." In an indirect reference to U.S. threats of punishing Iraq and Iran for sponsoring terrorism, the Islamic conference said it "rejects any unilateral action taken against any Islamic country under the pretext of combating terrorism." Such a unilateral action will undermine global cooperation against terrorism, it warned. The Muslim foreign ministers also endorsed a plan of action which calls for establishing a 13-member ministerial committee on terrorism to strengthen Islamic cooperation and project true image of Islam. (I feel that a true image was projected when the OIC countenanced Palestinian terrorist actions like the Park Hotel Seder massacre a few days earlier.) They also agreed to maintain a united front in upholding the OIC's position on legitimate struggle and resistance.