S&D leader Martin Schulz today warned of the danger of retaliatory attacks following the killing of Osama Bin Laden and called for vigilance.
Mr Schulz said: ”Bin Laden, one of the world’s most significant terrorist leaders, died in the effort to bring him to justice. But his death does not end the threat of terrorism. There is now a risk of retaliation by other Al-Qaeda groups and we must all be vigilant.
”Bin Laden was a symbolic figure who knew what his fate would inevitably be. But we need to exercise caution. Al-Qaeda is not a centralised organisation but a network of independent groups. I fear that the threat has certainly not diminished.
”The world will inevitably feel that justice has been served in the killing of Bin Laden. But we must also avoid inappropriate triumphalism over his death.”