Osama bin Laden

‘However successful the US is in capturing terrorists, the war on terror can never be over; fighting terrorism cannot be a “war”’

‘There is nothing odd in Obama’s desire for a more streamlined US military, a gambit Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan used to win the presidency too’

Osama Bin Laden’s death gives credence to the Bush administration and American conservatives who fought against al-Qaeda

‘If the law books say it’s never lawful to kill tyrants, it’s the books that need changing, not Western policy’

‘I do not care whether Osama bin Laden was cowering behind his wife or whether he had a gun. I’m just glad he’s dead’

‘I only discovered both how much I was missing New York and what was irritating me about Berlin when I visited Manhattan in the week after
bin Laden’s killing’

‘Why is Britain pledging £650 million without ensuring that Islamabad does more to inhibit jihadists of Pakistani origin in our own country?’

European hand-wringing over the death of the arch-terrorist vindicates Americans who despair of the Atlantic alliance

The loss of a figurehead as iconic as Osama bin Laden will come as a blow to al-Qaeda and its supporters, but is unlikely to fatally undermine the movement.

I’m always sceptical of these polls, but according to the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan, Dr Timothy Winter – or Sheikh Abdul-Hakim Murad as he is now known – is Britain’s most influential Muslim.