Look at the reactions from the Islamic States.
Form is Ok but the implied message is one of bewilderment and anxiety.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai
We hope that the terrorists’ activities will be stopped after Osama Bin Laden‘s death which was his punishment.
And as well, the world should realise what we have repeatedly said all these years and every single day, that the war against terrorism should not be followed in the villages of Afghanistan.
The war against terrorism is not in the houses of innocent Afghan civilians. The fight against terrorism is not in bombing children and women in Afghanistan. The war against terrorism should be carried out in his safe haven, sanctuary and his training camp, not in Afghanistan, and today this has been proved right….
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani-( Tongue in Cheek)
We will not allow our soil to be used against any other country for terrorism and therefore I think it’s a great victory, it’s a success and I congratulate the success of this operation.
The news that Osama Bin Laden is dead will bring great relief to people across the world.
Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the worst terrorist atrocities the world has seen – for 9/11 and for so many attacks, which have cost thousands of lives, many of them British.
It is a great success that he has been found and will no longer be able to pursue his campaign of global terror.
The scourge of terrorism has suffered a historic defeat but it’s not the end of al-Qaeda.
The government considers the death of Osama Bin Laden… to be a decisive step in the fight against international terrorism. The government reiterates its commitment to co-operating with the United States and other nations in the fight against terrorism wherever it is developed or carried out.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
This is a resounding triumph for justice, freedom and the values shared by all democratic nations fighting shoulder to shoulder in determination against terrorism.
Saudi unnamed official cited on state TV
We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior”
Saudi Arabia hopes that the elimination of the leader of the terrorist al-Qaeda organisation will be a step towards supporting international efforts aimed at combating terrorism and dismantling its cells.
Palestinian Authority spokesman Ghassan Khatib
Getting rid of Bin Laden is good for the cause of peace worldwide but what counts is to overcome the discourse and the methods – the violent methods – that were created and encouraged by Bin Laden and others in the world.
Ismail Haniyeh, head of Hamas administration in Gaza Strip
We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari
We, like many people in the world, are delighted to see an end to his mentality and his devious ideology. Iraqis suffered a great deal at the hands of this man and his terrorist organisation. Thousands of Iraqis were murdered and killed because of his ideologies.
We as Iraqis have suffered enormously as a result of Al-Qaeda and its leader.
Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast
US and their allies have no more excuse to deploy forces in the Middle East under pretext of fighting terrorism.
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard
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Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard: “I welcome the death of Osama Bin Laden”
Whilst al-Qaeda has been hurt today, al-Qaeda is not finished. Our war against terrorism must continue. We continue to be engaged in Afghanistan so that that country does not again become a haven for terrorists