They Still Want To Kill Us. In Case You Were Wondering
Just the latest attempt to commit mass murder by jihadists, closing in on 17,000 reported incidents since 9/11. Let the next round of "But every religion has violent extremists" begin.
President Barack Obama phoned David Cameron to thank him personally for the UK's "close co-operation" in helping disrupt the bomb plot. The pair agreed that their countries' respective authorities would remain in close contact in the coming days, the White House said.
Speaking ahead of a meeting with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, Cameron said: "We have to do even more to crack down and cut out the cancer of al-Qaida in Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula. We have immediately banned packages coming to or through Britain from the Yemen. In the end these terrorists think our interconnectedness, our openness as modern countries, is what makes us weak. They are wrong – it is a source of our strength, and we will use that strength, that determination, that power and that solidarity to defeat them."