The world speaks out: after the terrorist attacks in the U.S., people across the globe expressed their outrage, their loyalties--and their theories. (Opinion)."This is not a battle between the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism. We therefore, here in Britain, stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world."
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"We are completely shocked. It's unbelievable. We completely condemn this very dangerous attack, and I convey my condolences to the American people An American people may be:
YASIR ARAFAT Chairman of the Palestinian Authority
"[The terrorism] shook the whole world and shows that in both good and evil, the world is truly a global village."
VOJISLAV KOSTUNICA President of Yugoslavia
"The Chinese government has consistently condemned and opposed all forms of terrorism.... [I have] grave concern for the safety of Chinese in the U.S. following the serious attacks."
JIANG ZEMIN President of China
"We want to tell the American children that Afghanistan feels your pain, and we hope that the courts find justice."
ABDUL SALAM ZAEEF Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, born 1968 in Kandahar, was the Taliban ambassador to Pakistan before the US invasion of Afghanistan. He was crippled during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Taliban ambassador to Pakistan
"This is comparable to Pearl Harbor, and we must have the same response. And the people who did it must have the same end as the people who attacked Pearl Harbor."
HENRY KISSINGER Former U.S. Secretary of State
"No doubt this is a result of injustice the U.S practices against the weak in the world.... We are not ready to move our struggle outside the occupied Palestinian land. We are not prepared to open international fronts, however
much we criticize the unfair American position."
SHEIK AHMED YASSIN Leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas
"This is an act of war by madmen.... This is one of those few days in life that one can actually say will change everything."
CHRIS PATTEN European Union European Union (EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the
European Community external relations commissioner
"Historically, in the wake of threats, we have overestimated the need for greater law-enforcement power and underestimated the cost in terms of basic political freedoms."
DAVID COLE Georgetown University law professor
"I hope the view will prevail that this kind of terrorism can only be solved by solving the political problems from which it lives and benefits. This catastrophe demonstrates that the world is not prepared to accept, with no reaction, American leadership."
ERNST-OTTO CZEMPIEL Director of the Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany
"As horrible as it is to imagine, the United States must consider a future in which the assaults carried out [on September 11] may be overshadowed by even more-lethal nuclear, biological, or chemical attacks by terrorists.... A concerted national effort to remake the nation's defenses must begin immediately."
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"Nationwide, people swarm blood banks, eager to have their own blood flow into the veins of those wounded by an unknown enemy. Let that enemy note that this nation of many peoples is often at odds within itself but under pressure is united; a blow against one is a blow against all."
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