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Islamic nations pledge to fight terrorism, soft-pedal on Iraq, Mideast

The world’s Islamic nations pledged to fight terrorism at the end of the biggest Muslim summit since the 2001 attacks on the United States, while toning down resolutions on Iraq and the Middle East. More than 30 heads of state and government turned up at the trienniel summit of the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which was dominated by a sense of crisis in the Muslim world. Two member states, Afghanistan and Iraq, have been invaded by United States-led forces since the last summit in 2000, and the conference heard constant complaints that Muslims around the globe feel oppressed and humiliated. On terrorism, the leaders pledged to “contribute to multilateral efforts to counter this scourge,” while making the point of including “state terrorism,” a term usually used to refer to Israel’s military actions. Full Story

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