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Britain to "stand against violent extremism and terror"

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 00:59

May 23 - Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will not be divided by acts of extremism or terrorism following killing of soldier in south London. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday that Britain would be resolute in its "stand against violence extremism", speaking after two Islamists hacked a soldier to death with meat cleavers on a south London street the day before. The British leader spoke after he convened an emergency meeting of his intelligence chiefs. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "Good morning. What happened yesterday in Woolwich has sickened us all. On our televisions last night and in our newspapers this morning we have all seen images that are deeply shocking. The people who did this are trying to divide us. They should know, something like this will only bring us together and make us stronger." (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "This country will be absolutely resolute in its stand against violent extremism and terror. We will never give in to terror, or terrorism in any of its forms. Second, this view is shared by every community in our country. This was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life; it was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country." The meeting was called after a man, identified as a British soldier, was hacked to death in Woolwich by two men shouting Islamic slogans and promised revenge on Britain for its participation in wars in the Muslim world.

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Britain to "stand against violent extremism and terror"

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 00:59