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Issue No. 1921

“I ask you to release the man you hold. I know that millions of British people did not and do not support the war on Iraq. A million marched against it last year. More than 6,000 British people have written to me to support me. They quarrel with the British government about injustice, and so do I. I do not quarrel with the British people. Our problem is with the government.”
MAHMOUD ABU RIDEH Palestinian activist imprisoned without trial under Britain’s anti-terrorism laws appealing last weekend to Ken Bigley’s captors

“The threat of kidnap is getting worse because of what we are doing in Iraq. British people are a target because we are assisting the Americans. Instead of calming the situation down after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the invasion of Iraq has made it much more volatile and has left us all targets.”
JOHN McCARTHY journalist held hostage in Beirut for five years by Islamic Jihad

“We shouldn’t be here. We just came here and killed a lot of innocent people. I don’t enjoy killing women and children—it’s not my thing.”
US MARINE INFANTRYMAN who has seen regular combat in Ramadi, Iraq

“Everyone’s watching it. It’s shaping a lot of people’s image of Bush.”
US MARINE CORPORAL on Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11

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Who Says?
Sat 2 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1921
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