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7.07.2005

 

Memo to the Terrorists

An excerpt of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's reaction to this morning's terrorist attacks
(by way of Jeff Jarvis):
It is through terrorism that the people that have committed this terrible act express their values, and it is right at this moment that we demonstrate ours. I think we all know what they are trying to do - they are trying to use the slaughter of innocent people to cower us, to frighten us out of doing the things that we want to do, of trying to stop us going about our business as normal, as we are entitled to do, and they should not, and they must not, succeed.

When they try to intimidate us, we will not be intimidated. When they seek to change our country or our way of life by these methods, we will not be changed. When they try to divide our people or weaken our resolve, we will not be divided and our resolve will hold firm. We will show, by our spirit and dignity, and by our quiet but true strength that there is in the British people, that our values will long outlast theirs. The purpose of terrorism is just that, it is to terrorise people, and we will not be terrorised.
Memo to the terrorists: You will never prevail. You sow seeds of fear and threaten weeds of destruction, but the ground upon which you are sowing is as barren to your seeds as the Iraqi desert. The free world loves life and liberty, and we will never accept anything less.

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