(ENI) Cautious, somber reactions to Bin Laden's death from religious leaders

Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders greeted the news of the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden with varying degrees of relief, regret and caution.

Considered the mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. that killed nearly 3,000 people, bin Laden was killed by United States forces in Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama announced on May 1.

Some Muslim groups welcomed the news, with several stressing that bin Laden did not represent the values of Islam. “We hope his death will bring some relief to all the families of every faith and walk of life who lost loved ones on 9/11 and in every other terrorist attack orchestrated at the hands of Osama bin Laden,” the Islamic Society of North America said in a news release.

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2 comments on “(ENI) Cautious, somber reactions to Bin Laden's death from religious leaders

  1. nwlayman says:

    When that devout Catholic Mussolini was shot and he & mistress were suspended upsidedown for all to admire, was there such an outcry and worry that proper rites had perhaps been neglected? Please.

  2. libraryjim says:

    Wait a minute “CONSIDERED the mastermind”? no, not considered. He WAS the mastermind behind 9/11.