Fears are rising that the reported death of Osama Bin Laden will lead to his martyrdom and cause a huge swell in Islamic fundamentalist support.
Extremist clerics and experts on Islamic fundamentalism have expressed deep concerns over the backlash to the news that Bin Laden has been killed by the American special forces.
Ismail Haniyeh who is a senior Hamas leader in the Gaza said "We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs."
Controversial Muslim Preacher Anjem Choudary who is the former leader of al-Muhajiroun, an organisation which is banned said that Bin Laden's UK supporters loved Osama Bin Laden "the way they care about their own parents".
Anjem Choudary also alluded to the fact that extremist are more likely to attack now to prove that the cause goes beyond any potential cult of personality linked with Bin Laden and the likelihood for an imminent terrorist attack in the UK is greater than ever since Bin Laden's death, but also the impact of his death would be felt in current conflicts around the world.
"For supporters, it will merely act as an incentive to prove to the world that the death of anyone will not affect them".
Anjem, who is the spokesperson for the Muslims Against Crusades group, went on to point out the fact that Bin Laden's influence extended beyond the west's affiliation of Al Qaeda and Bin Laden in his mentioning of the mujahideen.
"Hence in the coming days and weeks we will no doubt see increased activities from the mujahideen and more intense fighting in the battlefields of Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Chechnya".
Anjem Choudary may have called for bloodshed in the past and his views may be abhorrent to the majority of the country, however he has one valid point and that is our military intervention/interference in other countries has a direct affect on our security here in Britain.
Like him or loath him Anjem Choudary's aforementioned comments will not just resonate with Muslims but also with those who feel our intentions behind our involvements in foreign conflicts may have a mercenary aspect to them as the US, Britain and other European countries collectively carve up the oil contracts between them in the bloodbath that is growing in the middle east.
Why should we NOT expect someone to commit an act of atrocity on us if we have committed one on them?
We all know violence breeds violence but I will add that injustice breeds injustice and those who have lost a close family relative WILL want justice whether it is the family of a victim of 7/7 attacks or the family of a child killed by one of our bombs that went astray……the more bombs we drop the more justice will be demanded by these people and vice versa.
What a mess…….