|Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (UN photo)|
NEW YORK (Webpublicapress) -- In the statement issued in Jeddah on May 2. the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) - Turkish professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said - he has followed with great attention the reported killing of Osama Bin Laden who was responsible for many unjustified bloodshed and attacks against innocent civilians.
The OIC Secretary General reiterated the position of his Organization on condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
"Terrorism is against the teachings of Islam and is considered as one of the most serious crime for which Islam has set most severe sanctions", statement says. The OIC has stated on many occasions the necessity of brining all those who are responsible for terrorist acts to justice.
The OIC believes that "counter-terrorism activities should address the real causes of terrorism rather than dealing with its external manifestations". The most important of these causes are "political injustice and the denial of the right of peoples living under foreign occupation to self determination".
In many occasions Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, talked about inalienable rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people in the exercise of its right to self-determination by the establishment of a free and independent State on its territories, with Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital.
He recently also welcomed the recognition by many states in Latin American of the Palestinian State within the 1967 borders, stating that "this act goes in line with international legitimacy resolutions and lays the foundations for an important stage in the history of the Palestinian people and its just cause".