London terrorist attack ‘a wake-up call’

Updated 06 April 2017
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London terrorist attack ‘a wake-up call’

The latest attack near Britain’s Parliament — a symbol of British values of democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law — is saddening. Suspicion falls on Daesh’s network in Europe.
The recent spate of terror attacks worldwide, especially in important European cities, calls for reviewing safety measures in all public places on the continent. European governments, especially the UK, should conduct safety audits of all public places and give more attention to improving intelligence networks.
The attack in London is a grim reminder of the growing menace of terrorism spreading across Europe, hence the urgent need for the international community to join hands in combating it. Terrorism is no longer nation-specific or region-specific.


World must unite against terrorists

Updated 08 April 2017
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World must unite against terrorists

This refers to the story “Three killed as truck smashes into crowd in Stockholm” (April 8, 2017).
Terrorism has nothing to do with religion. Daesh is a terrorist group and all of us believe that it needs to be crushed as soon as possible. It is very sad how these criminals take lives of innocent people.
Many South Asians are also victims of terrorism. As a Pakistani, I believe there is no such thing as good militants and bad militants. terrorists are terrorists and must be dealt with force.
I am proud that my country has done whatever it could to fight such terror groups, and we have paid a heavy price for this. I must say that the international community must unite and fight radicalism together.
In these tough times, my prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives in Stockholm attack.