Salaams all - SO, given the article I've posted above and that I'm sure you've seen by now on other major news websites - I hope that none of you doubt that it was him who was killed
- I have the utmost respect for those you that are elder to me (Sis JustOne, H2H, etc) and while I understand that there are probably other motives underlying such actions, I can't agree with really bothering about what might or might not be true or keep secret. Again, it is a waste of our energies - we don't to "let it go" per say, as there are many issues that are being brought up this week, as the UN is looking into it's legality and what not. I for one, don't really care - the same way I hated Hosni Mubarak - I have even more dislike for such souls as OBL and others who know about Islam, who are claiming to follow its tenets and portraying it in such an ugly (wrong) manner - which is only made worse by large portions of populations in nations like Pakistan, Indonesia and others with Large or even decent sized Muslim populations, saying that he is a Muslim warrior and the like. YUCK! It really disgusts me! By no means am I one to say if others are good Muslims or not, but when one's acts are so extremely perverse, where even a Muslim with a little knowledge of our their Faith could say that such beliefs, such hatred is an agreeable thing to have or possess.
As for celebrating his death - yes, maybe it's distasteful, but for someone who so cruelly made statements against your people and nation - I am not surprised by the reaction of the youth at Ground Zero, Times Sq and WH. Indeed, it should be a time of solemn reflection, of those who lost their lives - in fact, many of the victimes families said that they weren't celebrating, that it didn't bring back their loved ones. I would think it's more relief - as it should be for us as Muslims - we have enough issues at the community level, so if one of the ugly faces that has been trying to represent us on a larger scale is forever gone from our news screens (well, it sounds like there might be one more video released), then I couldn't be happier.
Of course, he is going to get his Justice soon enough - one that he knew was coming, so while Pr. Obama has said Justice has been served, that is only the worldly sense, so if people knew how we view Judgment day (not just that he may be thrown into Hell, etc) I think they would rejoice even more - yet, as BrKhalid has said, it should only humble us and remind us that we too are going to face this, which I know I don't have to remind most of you, as you probably have a better grip on this topic than I do - I need all the reminders I can get, that's for sure.
Again, I have to agree with Sis J, I just hate it when our people get so caught up in theories and the like - yes, we will never know the whole truth, when it's governments and agencies that are controlling such things, heck, even other organizations whose responsibility it is to get out the truth or information, are going to have a hard time. Maybe many years from now, when Obama and the rest of us will be in our graves, the information will be declassified and then our great-grandchildren will find out what really happened this past Monday and all the other related issues.
I think we have a much bigger problem to solve, both in Pakistan and these other countries - it's all about education and opening up our eyes - I don't know how it's going to be done, but if we are going to move forward, advance, and get back to where we should be as the honored Ummah that are (though our condition needs to be changed to fully realize that), we have a long ways to go - so why really bother about these issues that are probably out of our control. Yes, let's discuss it, that's what I'm going here after all, but it's been like this throughout history, so it's nothing new - governments and their parts do things that are unlawful, unethical, immoral, but things have always moved on. I read that many Pakistani's weren't even bothered - because they are just trying to get that clean glass of water or well cooked food - I'm even worried about my extended family there - can they really continue to live their, especially when it comes to the younger kids - is it salvageable there in the long run? My Baji there even says she doesn't care of Pakistan anymore, that it has changed to much since her younger days (she's in her 30's two young sons under age of 10). I guess this should be in the other thread, sorry, just got into it.
He's dead, I'm happy about it - if that makes me bad, then so be it. He deserved what he got and how he got it and anyways, death is an easy way "out" really, we all have to face it, so as I said, that in itself is not Justice, it is what comes after that matters.
BABA PS I will add - for the pursuit and death of one man, it cost far too many innocent lives, those of our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan and of course, young Americans that should have been at home, with their loved ones and not coming home in flag-draped coffins.