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Angry Muslim reaction to bin Laden death

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Angry Muslim reaction to bin Laden death


The Muslim street is starting to react to the killing of one of its popular heros with demonstrations against the United States in several countries.

One of the biggest was in Abbottabad, the place where Osama bin Laden lived for five years without anyone suspecting a thing. The main islamic opposition party in Pakistan also called its supporters out onto the street to call for the ending of government support of US military forces.

In Indonesia the city of Solo in central Java saw scores of youths profess allegiance to al-Qaeda and pledge attacks on Americans.

In Egypt demonstrations were limited to several hundred Salafists in Cairo, who held a special prayer meeting despite police efforts to stop them.

They dispersed peacefully after failing to reach the US embassy or attract much support.

In Turkey US, Israeli and British flags were set on fire by several hundred protesters who gathered outside the Fatih mosque in Istanbul. Many called for the alliance forces to quit Afghanistan.

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