Tony Blair: warning after Osama bin Laden death (video)

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4th May 2011

Tony Blair warns Osama bin Laden’s death will not abate terrorism

This was an ITN interview

Blair warns bin Laden death will not end terrorism

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has warned that the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will not mark an end to the threat from fundamentalists. “I think it is important that we emphasise that this battle is not over – the narrative that bin Laden represented which is that Islam is in fundamental battle with the west, that it is at war with us, that narrative still exists I’m afraid,” he said.

He also expressed his deep gratitude to the US President: “We should send our deep thanks to President Obama, to the American people who carried out this operation and underlying our thanks to them to the servicemen and women that serve our countries everywhere.”

Militant Islamist forums vowed on Monday to avenge the killing of bin Laden. Bin Laden’s killing, in a compound outside the Pakistani city of Islamabad, dealt a symbolic blow to the global militant network, although Islamist forum posters said the strike wound not change their commitment to fighting Western powers.

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The Twisting “Narrative” of  Tweeters

I noticed some twit tweeting yesterday that Blair had said that “Islam is in fundamental battle with the west.” In fact he said the opposite:

“… the narrative that bin Laden represented which is that Islam is in fundamental battle with the west, that it is at war with us, that narrative still exists I’m afraid.”

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EARLIER POSTS ON OSAMA BIN LADEN’S DEATH

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In case you haven’t seen it –

President Obama’s speech on bin Laden in full

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ADDENDUM

With White House decisiveness President Obama and his administration can’t decide whether to release a picture of Osama bin Laden’s body.

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One Response to “Tony Blair: warning after Osama bin Laden death (video)”

  1. Blair After Death Says:

    […] Tony Blair: warning after Osama bin Laden death (video) « Tony Blair Blair warns bin Laden death will not end terrorism. Former British prime minister Tony Blair has warned that the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will not mark an end to the threat from fundamentalists. […]

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