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Author Topic:   Osama Bin Laden Gets What He Gives
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Message 46 of 98 (614435)
05-04-2011 10:40 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Rahvin
05-02-2011 3:15 PM

Re: Grrrr @ the polarising nature of this issue
Rahvin writes:
The Western world regularly disapproves (to put it mildly) of the sort of partying in the streets that we see in the media from Muslim nations when disasters befall the West, particularly America, like on 9/11.
Our current behavior upon the death of Osama bin Laden is eerily similar, and should make people think about their own actions, the perceptions of others, and what protesting Muslims might be feeling when they burn former President Bush in effigy, or set fire to an American flag.
Osama needed killing. There was no way he was going to basically be Cobra Commander and not either get shot, blown up, or captured and executed. It's okay to be happy when a mass murderer finally gets some justice.
But partying in the streets? Why not fire an AK-47 into the air and scream "God is great?" Burn a Saudi flag? A Pakistani one? Oh, I know - let's burn some Korans and some flags bearing the Muslim crescent! I bet we could make a straw effigy pretty easily and set it on fire too...
This should be a solemn time of reflection, and gladness not that a man is dead, but that the families of that man's victims can now have at least some measure of closure and justice, and that the man won't kill anyone else ever again.
Amen. That is a great post. Death is not something to celebrate even if it is a necessary one.

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Message 94 of 98 (615496)
05-13-2011 3:36 PM

Just for what it is worth in all of this, it seems to me that the problem isn't Hussein, Bin Laden or others of their ilk. The problem is the ideas that they represent, and so the question that we have to ask is whether killing them weakens or strengthens their ideology.
I haven't read all of this thread so if I'm repeating something I apologise.
Edited by GDR, : sp

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