10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference Meets in Malaysia

October 18, 2003

Source: Yahoo! News


On October 18, 2003, Yahoo! News posted an Agence France Presse (AFP) article that reported, "The 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference's two day summit at Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya was the largest gathering of Muslim leaders since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The leaders -- who represent 1.3 billion people -- spoke of a Muslim world under siege due to the global focus on terrorism by Islamic extremists in the wake of the September 11 and other attacks such as last year's Bali bombing. The OIC's final communique strongly condemned terrorism, while making the point of including 'state terrorism,' a term usually used to refer to Israel's crackdown on the Palestinians. Muslim leaders also rejected 'selectivity and duplicity' of standards in combating terrorism and attempts to associate terrorism with a particular religion or culture."