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May 15, 2011

Bin Laden's Death

The recent American military adventure in Pakistan, which led to the killing of the world’s leading terrorist, Osama bin Laden, brought good news and relief to many people worldwide, in particular, the American people. The 9/11 terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda, which killed more than 3,000 people, was a big human tragedy. All those who perished were innocent people, who were not involved in any way in American foreign policy. Bin Laden’s terrorist, jihadist strategy was totally misguided under the false shield of Islam. Bin Laden presented himself and al-Qaeda as the protectors of Muslims. In reality, he enhanced the prevailing negative image of Islam and provided anti-Islam people with the best opportunity to enhance their negative campaign against Islam. The neo-con architect of the Iraqi invasion, Paul Wolfowitz, said he was hoping that something drastic would happen to the U.S., like “Pearl Harbor, that would justify the invasion of Iraq. Bin Laden fulfilled Wolfowitz’s dream and this led to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 under false and misguided rationale. The invasion led to the killing of more than 1.25 million Iraqis. This is more than 400 times the number of casualties in the 9/11 attacks. Both attacks should be condemned, because they led to the killing of innocent people on both sides.

Bin Laden’s terrorist activities under the false pretense of Islamic jihad did a great deal of damage to Islam. Many groups, especially in Western societies, have cultivated such situations to attack Islam as a religion of terrorism. Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda provided the excuse for some ignorant and fanatic Christian Zionists, such as the so-called Reverend Terry Jones and others like him, to attack Islam as a religion of the devil and not bin Laden as a terrorist.

Furthermore, bin Laden provided the Israeli government and their supporters with the best opportunity to attack Islamic terrorism and create a wedge between Christians and Muslims for the benefit of Zionists and Israel. Bin Laden even opened the door for economic gain to the Israelis who were referred to as the number one experts on terrorism. This led many western nations, especially the U.S., to hire Israeli terrorist experts to provide the know-how to prevent terrorist activities from taking place.

Israel’s terrorist prevention skills and know-how were implemented, especially in airports, in many countries. This situation provided the Israelis with the opportunity for positive publicity and economic gain.

Bin Laden, who declared war against the Jews and the Crusaders, failed to carry out a single attack against Israel and its interests abroad. He was not a smart man; he was an ignorant and misguided person. The few who expressed negative feelings about his assassination should wake up and realize that his death was a benefit for Islam and peace loving people.

Furthermore, his death will not bring an end to terrorism, either. It was a simple punishment for a man who opened the door wider for the fanatic and ignorant to attack the third basic monotheistic religion, Islam. On final note, let us not forget that Bin Laden was the product of American foreign policy.

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