Archbishop 'uneasy at bin Laden's death'

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, expressed unease at the way al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden died.

He spoke after visiting Emmanuel Church in Bure Park, Bicester, to bless the foundations of a new church building.

Dr Williams, said yesterday: “Obviously we are dealing with someone whose record is appalling and was responsible for atrocities, but at the end of the Second World War war criminals were given a trial.

“I do not want to judge anyone, but I wanted to express the unease being felt by quite a lot of people.”

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6:31pm Mon 9 May 11

Victor Meldrew2 says...

Yes we'd all be alot happier if Bin Laden was wearing a bomb vest and took out a few of the Navy Seals wouldn't we.
So if the Archbishop pops off back home to one of his two Palace's he can give us another lecture on stamping out poverty and deprivation and not feel uneasy about that.
Yes we'd all be alot happier if Bin Laden was wearing a bomb vest and took out a few of the Navy Seals wouldn't we. So if the Archbishop pops off back home to one of his two Palace's he can give us another lecture on stamping out poverty and deprivation and not feel uneasy about that. Victor Meldrew2
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12:02am Tue 10 May 11

Severian says...

Perhaps the Archbishop would like to discuss muslim terrorism with some radical islamists when he comes to visit Bicester to celebrate our new church (footings!)

He may feel uneasy about Bin Laden's death, but not as uneasy as I do about pathetic liberal clergy always trying to be nice to people who would happily stick a knife in your back the moment it is turned.

"At the end of the ... war the war criminals were given a trial". Actually Archbishop at the end of the war the ALLEGED war criminals were given a trial, for the reason that not all of them were guilty, and indeed some of them were found not to be.

In Bin Laden's case though we have saved ourselves all a lot of time, trouble, and hypocrisy, by just getting rid of him. And well done the USA for beating us to it. I for one had a drink to celebrate and lost absolutely no sleep over it.
Perhaps the Archbishop would like to discuss muslim terrorism with some radical islamists when he comes to visit Bicester to celebrate our new church (footings!) He may feel uneasy about Bin Laden's death, but not as uneasy as I do about pathetic liberal clergy always trying to be nice to people who would happily stick a knife in your back the moment it is turned. "At the end of the ... war the war criminals were given a trial". Actually Archbishop at the end of the war the ALLEGED war criminals were given a trial, for the reason that not all of them were guilty, and indeed some of them were found not to be. In Bin Laden's case though we have saved ourselves all a lot of time, trouble, and hypocrisy, by just getting rid of him. And well done the USA for beating us to it. I for one had a drink to celebrate and lost absolutely no sleep over it. Severian
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10:15am Wed 11 May 11

CLLR KEN TIWARI says...

I wonder why our good Religious one's
getting mixed-up, with the dirty-politics
of this world ?


Cllr Ken_Tiwari_R&S/paris
h_Oxford_
I wonder why our good Religious one's getting mixed-up, with the dirty-politics of this world ? Cllr Ken_Tiwari_R&S/paris h_Oxford_ CLLR KEN TIWARI
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