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Reader comment on item: Thoughts on the Killing of Osama bin Laden
in response to reader comment: Osama was a hero

Submitted by batya dagan (United States), May 3, 2011 at 20:30

Hello Mike.

Thanks for writing.

I know that Islam allows Muslims to kill other Muslims if they think that they are not faithful enough. This permission is quite awful because anyone can decide that he needs to kill someone because he is not a good Muslim. I am sure that the families of Osama's victims do not see him as a hero and do not shed tears over his death.

However, Muslims do have a sense of UMMA and when facing the west they are grouping together against the west. It does not surprise me that the Arab world does not celebrate Osama's demise .After all it was the west who sent Osama to his other world.


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