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Gandhi’s Birthday, Part II: A Choice Between "Civilization and the Terrorists"? The United Nations Adopts Tough Anti-Terrorism Resolution

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Echoing the words of President Bush, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani made use of a world stage at the United Nations yesterday to urge all nations to make a choice between "civilization and the terrorists" in the wake of the terror attacks three weeks ago. He was addressing all 189 delegates of the UN General Assembly. The last time any mayor was invited to the famous podium was in 1952.

The UN Security Council already rushed through a resolution last Friday. Drafted by the United States and adopted inbarely 24 hours, it obliges all governments to adopt tough new measures against terrorists and their associates.Nations must freeze all terror-related funds and prevent all movement of individual or groups suspected to haveterrorist ties.

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  • Shashi Tharoor, head of public information at the U.N., well-known novelist. His books include ??Riotand ??The Great Indian Novel, both of which address religious tensions in India.

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