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Muslim group hails bin Laden death

2011-05-02 09:04

Washington - A leading US Muslim organisation welcomed on Monday the killing of al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying he was a threat to America and the world.

"We join our fellow citizens in welcoming the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been eliminated as a threat to our nation and the world through the actions of American military personnel," the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) said in a statement.

"As we have stated repeatedly since the 9/11 terror attacks, bin Laden never represented Muslims or Islam," the group continued.

"In fact, in addition to the killing of thousands of Americans, he and al Qaeda caused the deaths of countless Muslims worldwide."

US President Barack Obama announced late on Sunday that bin Laden had been killed in a fire fight with covert US forces deep inside Pakistan a decade after the September 11 2001 attacks on the US.

Comments
  • joe777xxx@24.com - 2011-05-02 09:11

    Great news,Now Ghadaffi is next.....

      bosegoos - 2011-05-02 09:27

      Don't forget Uncle Bob.

      Snotty - 2011-05-02 11:01

      I am watching all international channels big street parties in USA Bin's villa is still burning Pakis are covering up that they didn't know abt his where abouts pics of the body is show (PUKE)his villa was built in 2005 worth over $1million walls over 2 mtrs around it yet nobody knew who lived there strange but true !!!!! BTW I LIVE ABROAD

  • Snotty - 2011-05-02 09:14

    atest update .........the body has been buried at SEA ........Dear Lord pity the sharks and fish .I quit eating seafood from today!!!

      Perfume - 2011-05-02 09:47

      ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ian - 2011-05-02 09:23

    Come on ppl, Bin ladin was a US puppet, is he dead? unless i see his body and grieving family around him, i don't believe it. All part of US propaganda.

      tommy 2 - 2011-05-02 09:30

      agreed.

      Snotty - 2011-05-02 09:48

      the dead bastards's body is shown on other international news channels looks like he was shot in the eye area

      infidel - 2011-05-02 10:35

      Dream on muslim. Your hero is dead and is now fish food. You can live in denial as much as you want, but when you wake up tomorrow, the scumbag will still be dead. Are you sad because you are not dancing and rejoicing in the deaths of innocent people that bin laden killed.

  • waine - 2011-05-02 09:23

    Good news! Now can the US work on Ghadaffi, and it would be nice if Mother nature can speed up Bob's removal from his paradise on earth.

  • alex - 2011-05-02 09:23

    there will be a new fanatic to replace him.

      ganjaman - 2011-05-02 11:28

      We will kill it as well.

  • Lennox - 2011-05-02 09:25

    I can understand that a US based muslim organisation will say things like that, but I wonder what the feeling is world wide or from our muslim brothers in SA. It is surreal to think that the world is celebrating the murder of someone, but in this instance he lived & died by the sword. He will now have to appear before God and explain all the deeds perpetrated by his organisation, but I am afraid it will be into the hot bottomless pit for him, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

      Mabhulwana - 2011-05-02 11:20

      and 72 virgins

  • Mike - 2011-05-02 09:50

    Why now all of a sudden does Cair say he doesn't represent islam or muslims? Why didn't they help to find him earlier? That's the biggest load of BS I've ever heard. Like saying Pagad is against gangsterism meantime they are the biggest gangster org in SA and on CIA list of terrorists org's. Makes one think doesn't it,

      chicklil - 2011-05-02 11:24

      How the hell was CAIR supposed to find him when the CIA couldn't? Or do you suppose every Muslim in the world knows the whereabouts of every other Muslim in the world. FYI there are and always have been lots of Muslims who did not agree with the hijacking of religion for partisan interests.

      Banees - 2011-05-02 12:23

      Mike do you also think that all Catholics should help find members of the IRA (a recocnised Terrorist org) Must all southern American whites should find members of the KKK?? Should all Afrikaaners hunt down the remaining members of the Beoremag?? Must all Blacks unite to take out the entire Hutu ethnic group in Ruwanda? Or does your opinion only stretch as far as muslims and Al-Qaida?

  • Vaal Donkie - 2011-05-02 09:53

    Was Bin Laden ever alive?

  • PeterZ - 2011-05-02 09:59

    May his f@#$%^& sole rot in hell!!!! Unfortunately there are plenty of radical muslims that will replace him.

      ganjaman - 2011-05-02 11:30

      Then they will be hunted down and exterminated.

  • Yip - 2011-05-02 12:05

    See http://twitpic.com/4s8r3n for picture of dead Osama bin Laden

  • Yasmeen - 2011-05-02 12:56

    @infidel. Why are u generalising. Would you like it if i said your hero Terblanche is dead, i bet not.And we dont dance for anyones death, irrespective of race or religion. Punk

  • Yasmeen - 2011-05-02 12:58

    @Lennox. Osama was manufactured by the Americans to fight against the Russians in Afghanistan. Whatever Osama's fate is, it is now between him and the One creator of all things. Everyone is accountable for their actions, good or bad.

  • Johan - 2011-05-02 13:59

    Irony is priceless.

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 14:51

      What is the irony?

  • Alex Millne - 2011-05-02 17:26

    Oh my god! Thats awful news! :( My heart goes out to the bin Laden Family! May he rest in peace! I feel for Osama bin Laden. He was just a confused and he is also just human. I think that's terrible how he died :*( I pray that he'll find some peace. R.I.P OSAMA BIN LADEN

      Rashell - 2011-05-02 23:54

      shut up u ungreatful pos....go live over there if u feel so bad for him. i cant stand people who live in our great country an run their mouths on some stupid shit

  • Alex Millne - 2011-05-02 19:28

    Regardless of his bad deeds... I STILL LOVE HIM. He had such a hard life and it's terrible that he was so brainwashed as a child to do such terrible ugly things in the world. But deep down in his heart I know he is beautiful. RIP Osama bin Laden. Now your with god. Love you..xxx xx xxx

  • tryanything - 2011-05-02 19:56

    Cant wait for a muslim government to take over. They will sort out all these theives and murderers.

  • Alex Millne - 2011-05-02 21:05

    I may be a Christian but that doesn't mean that I hate Muslims. In a way I can understand OSAMA BIN LADIN,.. I can understand the passion he had for his religion, he loved his religion so much that he even shed blood for his religion. That is a LOVE THAT NO ONE HERE CAN EVER IMAGINE to get close to. Although I differ, because I am a Christian, I do wish I had the courage to LIVE my faith out as STRONGLY AS HE LIVED HIS!!! A true Role-Model, that would do anything for his beliefs. He inspired so many, but at the same time he has caused so much suffering :*( But I forgive him because I know he is a beautiful loving soul. May jesus wash him in the name of god. You will always be in my thoughts, R.I.P OSAMA BIN LADIN !!!!!!

      Catatonic - 2011-05-06 16:25

      Thank you Alex, I am a South African muslim and think you are awesome for thinking in this way. Contrary to popular belief, MANY South African Muslim are deeply saddenned by the death of Bin Laden. Islam teaches us the the mulim community is like a human body, when one part of the bosy in in pain, the whole body feels it. Osama was an important part of the muslim community. US government has made the world belive what they want us to believe using the media they own regarding Bin Laden. The only time we should beleive what the government says, is when they Deny what they've said.

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