( dpa ) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai called terrorism "a political mutant, a "Frankenstein" in a speech Wednesday, warning the world had to sustain the fight against it.
He told delegates at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that six years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, the world was still at war and terrorism was far from being defeated.
The enemy was an "existential force, not a conceptual challenge," he said. "The terrorism we are fighting is a political mutant, a Frankenstein, created through the folly of short-sighted policy for the reckless pursuit of misperceived interests."
Afghanistan was a critical battlefield but new battlefronts opened up every day.
The focus of the war had to be on eliminating the terrorist hide- outs and destroying their sources of motivation and finance.
A sustained global partnership was needed if terrorism was to be defeated.