July 08, 2005

Ken speaks for London

Within hours of the London bombings, London Mayor Ken Livingstone delivered a memorable speech.

"I want to say one thing specifically to the world today. This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful. It was not aimed at Presidents or Prime Ministers. It was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindu and Jew, young and old. It was an indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any considerations for age, for class, for religion, or whatever."

"That isn't an ideology, it isn't even a perverted faith - it is just an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder and we know what the objective is. They seek to divide Londoners. They seek to turn Londoners against each other. "

>> Read full text of his statement.
>> Watch the video of the Mayor's statement. (Windows Media)

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Posted by mehrdad at July 8, 2005 07:24 PM | Journal 2005 | London |