I still don’t have a complete formed opinion on this subject, but so far, this is what I think:
Osama Bin Laden’s death is something historical and significant, that’s undeniable. But should people really be celebrating his death? I mean, I don’t think Osama deserves kindness or forgiveness. Through his life, he did atrocities and caused pain to many. However, isn’t killing for peace a little ironic? I believe for some it might bring an idea of relief and justice, but…. what now? We don’t know yet the consequences of this, but we’ll soon find out. Killing a man, doesn’t mean killing his ideas. The ideas remain, as well as those who support it. Ultimately this is a victory for the American people. However, this does not end terrorism, Islamophobia, hatred, racism, or bigotry. While some celebrate Bin Laden’s death, let’s not forget that there are still problems we must face. Terrorism is far from being defeated, although this might be a beginning, it could be a way of making things worse. I’ll leave you with the thought of a wise man..
“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
- Martin Luther King