Join our Mailing List

"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Dalai Lama Says its Time for the World to Address the Root Causes of Terrorism

June 4, 2008

The Associated Press
June 1, 2008

NEW DELHI -- The Dalai Lama said Sunday that the international
community needs to deal with the root causes of terrorism and it was
wrong to brand all Muslims as militants.

"Every action comes from some motivation. We have to address or deal
with the motivation which creates terrorist actions," the Tibetan
spiritual leader said at a terrorism conference in New Delhi. He
didn't elaborate.

The Dalai Lama referred to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the
United States, but said it was wrong to generalize and blame Islam
for acts by some members of the Muslim community.

The Dalai Lama said he was dismayed by the conflict between Catholics
and Protestants in Northern Ireland and Shias and Sunni Muslims in
Iraq and Pakistan.

The conference was organized by the Jama Masjid United Forum, a
Muslim organization.

Syed Yahya Bukhari, president of the Jama Masjid United Forum, said
the targets of terrorism continued to expand and shift to new
locations, and the tools and methods were getting increasingly
sophisticated, innovative and destructive.

India's Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said he agreed
with the Dalai Lama's statement and said the world must move forward
in resolving the decades-old conflicts that serve as the breeding
ground for terrorists.

Sibal also called for use of technology to check the spread of terrorism.

"We have enormous technology tools which can now help us to trace the
financing of terrorism and spread of arms and connectivity among
terrorist groups," he said.

"We need a global technology framework to deal with it," Sibal said.
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
Developed by plank