Making distinction between good and bad terrorism is short sighted: Ashraf Ghani

Ghani added that terrorism is not a passing threat and is not a one-two year phenomenon.

Updated: Sep 14, 2016, 19:01 PM IST
Making distinction between good and bad terrorism is short sighted: Ashraf Ghani

New Delhi: Calling for nations to have a common perspective on the issue of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Wednesday, said that terrorism must be

Speaking at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Delhi, Ghani said, “Terrorist organisations change very rapidly, even if their objectives remain the same.”

“States do not behave like maligned non-states actors vis-a-vis their neighbours,” he said.

“Making a distinction between good and bad terrorism is an approach enormously short sighted. Those who think they can manipulate the psychology of this phenomenon or affect the pathology of are mistaken,” the Afghan president said.

Ghani added that terrorism is not a passing threat and is not a one-two year phenomenon.

“Terrorism will bite probably like a snake. States need to have a common perspective,” he said.

Slamming those who use religion as a guise for indulging in terrorist activities, Ghani said, “It is unacceptable to speak in the name of Islam, Islam doesn't allow terrorism.”

“Terrorism must be condemned and we must stand together to condemn it,” he said.