Pakistan, Palestinians Hit Indian, Israeli 'Terror'
Pakistan and the Palestinians upset an anti-terrorism summit on Monday, accusing India and Israel of “state terrorism” that could justify Muslims engaging in guerrilla warfare against them. “State terrorism targets people seeking freedom from foreign occupation — as in Palestine and Kashmir,” Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said. “There should be no selective application of the international norms and standards against terrorism,” he told a day-long conference of world leaders at a New York hotel. So long as India “persists in its violent suppression of the Kashmiri people, they have a legitimate right to resist Indian occupation,” Musharraf said. “Equating their freedom struggle with terrorism is a travesty.” “We are ready for dialogue. Now it is India’s call. It should respond positively,” he said. Musharraf’s remarks were echoed by Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath, who told the conference that armed struggle against Israel was justified by its use of “state terrorism” against Palestinians. Full Story