posted on May, 2 2011 @ 06:15 PM
Typical American response to death of Osama Bin Laden? There have been a lot of people and families affected by the acts of these madmen, and they
were happy to hear the news. Not all Americans were out in the streets banging pots and pans, or howling at the moon after the President made his
announcement last night. Did the OP go to every major American city, town, neighborhood or household to see if people were celebrating the death of
Once again, painting Americans with a broad brush. This remains one of the most diverse countries on the face of the earth with practically a
kaleidoscope of humanity living here. There was celebrations in the streets after World War II, and what some 60 million people were killed? It was
not just America celebrating, but the world after the war ended. It is immaterial to me if he is dead or alive, because either way his message has
spread to the four corners of the Muslim world.
If people want to celebrate his departure from this earth, more power to them. If it brings some closure or healing to those affected by his message
of violence and mayhem, let them have their day in the sun. A lot of Muslims were killed as result of his poison as well. Apparently, the mood among
those in Muslim world about Osama Bin Laden has soured over the years.
Muslim world had soured on bin Laden since 9/11
Though large swaths of the Muslim world cheered Osama bin Laden after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, there has been relatively little
sympathy expressed for him from those quarters since his killing Sunday - a testament to the dramatic falloff in global Muslim support for the al
Qaeda leader in the last decade.
However, with his departure, there will continue to be disgruntled young men from the Muslim world who will continue to take up arms against the west.
There will be others to take his place. Still, it is irresponsible to crop all Americans into one stereotype or distinction, because that is the
furthest thing from the truth. Just my two cents on the topic at hand.
edit on 2-5-2011 by Jakes51 because: (no reason given)