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On The Need To Respect Democratic Principles To Combat Terrorism

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Democracy and terrorism are undoubtedly poles apart, and can never exist side by side in harmony. Since the attacks on 11 September 2001, this battle between democracy and terrorism has taken centre stage worldwide and has henceforth constituted the backdrop for all international policy. The strategy against terrorism, as much at a national as an international level, must be a democratic strategy and target the root of evil, whether this is political, economic or of another sort. The Convention of the Organization of the Islamic Conference for combating international terrorism insisted on the fact that we must not confuse terrorism and the fight for self-determination. The greatest act of terrorism that exists is to lay the blame at the feet of peoples, making them believe that they must accept domination on pain of being charged as terrorists.

Keywords: 11 September 2001; democratic principles; international terrorism



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