BROOKLYN - Word of Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein?s execution spread very fast Saturday. However, many Brooklyn residents say that a post-Hussein Iraq will not be free of violence.

Saddam Hussein clutched a Quran and refused a hood as he went to the gallows before sunrise Saturday in Iraq. And, after first refusing to say any final words, he shouted "God is great. The nation will be victorious and Palestine is Arab." The deposed president was hanged for war crimes committed during his reign.

Residents say they are anxiously awaiting to see what impact Hussein's execution will have on Iraq?s future. Many say they believe his execution may not be the step needed to bring freedom to Iraq.

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