Terror threat has not gone away

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 May, 2011, 12:00am


I would like to share my opinion on the death of Osama bin Laden. Do you really think the world is a safer place without bin Laden? There's no doubt that bin Laden's death is an achievement, but it certainly does not mean the end of terrorism. Some of his followers have said they will continue the terror attacks in revenge.

Personally, I don't feel safe. Terrorists these days use weapons with sophisticated technology that can cause widespread devastation. This problem won't be resolved through war. Terrorists are still active, despite the United States' efforts.

So, more violence will not solve the problem. The way I see it, every country needs to work together to fight terrorism. Information should be shared so that terrorists can be identified and arrested more easily.

Terrorism is a real threat to all people. It is time for countries around the world to take action. This problem needs to be tackled, otherwise we will all be at risk.


From the Editor

Thank you for your letter, EK. The truth is we are not all at risk from terrorism. There's no such threat in Hong Kong, so there is no need to worry about the possibility of a terror attack here. There is a very good saying in English - one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. And the term 'terrorist' is difficult to define, which is why it has been such a sticking point at the United Nations.

Terror attacks are always carried out for a reason. They are not, as some people would like you to think, irrational acts of evil people. It would seem that there is no reason for Hong Kong to become a target of terror, and we should thank the people who run this city for that.

Susan, Editor