London bombings: Ken Livingston speaks

A few of London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s words addressing the London bombers and their motivations are worth reprinting here:

Even after your cowardly attacks, people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfill their dreams and achieve their potential.

They come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don’t want that. And however many of us you kill, you will not stop their flight to our cities where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another.

From The Japan Times, 10 July 2005.

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