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Al Qaeda clears confusion caused by US saying Bin Laden is dead
Islamist sites close to the terrorist network confirm his death. They also promise revenge and new attacks against the United States. US reticence and silence could have turned Bin laden into another Elvis Presley.
Islamabad expels six foreign Save the Children aid workers
For the Pakistani government, they helped US spies find the hiding place of al Qaeda's founder, thus facilitating his killing. For the NGO, which denies any involvement with the US operation, the decision remains unmotivated. A doctor sentenced to 33 years in prison is thought to have had links with the charity.
Patriarch Delly sees ray of hope in al-Zarqawi's demise and in appointment of last Iraqi ministers
Six months since the elections the new prime minister appoints ministers to key defence and interior portfolios. Al-Qaeda confirms death of its chief operative in Iraq. Bush and Blair express satisfaction, but no one is under any illusion that terrorism is defeated.
04/03/2009 ISLAM - PALESTINE
Islamic countries reject al Qaeda, but also American policy
A survey has been published by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, on the occasion of Secretary Clinton's visit to the West Bank. Approval of Osama bin Laden is down; attacks against civilians are rejected, and American policy is seen as being too close to Israel.
15/06/2011 PAKISTAN – UNITED STATES
Islamabad arrests five CIA informants who spied on Bin Laden
The five helped identify and capture the Islamist leader. Some of them are members of the Pakistani army. US-Pakistani relations get worse as Islamabad fears retaliation for his cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Bin Laden’s death, a “strong symbolic message” in the fight against terrorism, Mgr Saldanha sa
For the archbishop emeritus of Lahore, it is “too soon” to understand what repercussions Bin Laden’s disappearance will have on the country’s Christian minority. However, security is being tightened around churches and Catholic Schools. Extremist groups pray for Osama, martyr and “hero of Islam”. PM Gilani calls for help in the fight against terrorism, the country’s “number one” problem.
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