Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Celebrating bin Laden's Death

Death Dance: O.K., be honest, what was your reaction when you found out U.S. Navy Seals had killed Osama bin Laden? Relief? Excitement? Joy? There were spontaneous celebrations all over the country, including one with several hundred students who gathered in the streets at Iowa State University in Ames. Is it right to celebrate someone else's death even if he is the accused mastermind of the worst attack on American soil? The Public Research Religion Institute released a survey today that shows 62% of Americans think it's wrong to celebrate a person's death, regardless of what the person did. Here are the findings.

What do you think? Did you celebrate? Is it wrong to celebrate?


ProdigalSon said...

I celebrated by pouring myself a drink of Gin & tonic and smoking a cigar. It isn't wrong to celebrate the death of a man whom has brought fear and destruction NOT only to the United States but around the world. Whether it was the 7/7 attacks in London, the Train station attack in Spain, the Tanzania/Kenyan U.S. Embassy bombings, the U.S.S. Cole bombing..etc..etc

Osama Bin Laden ceased being a Human Being the moment he declared war on Humanity. His acts of terrorism interrupted what was suppose to be times of peace. The Cold war was finally over, nations of the former Soviet Bloc republics were beginning to enter into the world economy...the threat of mutual nuclear destruction was finally suppose to be over. Hopefully with the new decade and the beginning of the end of Al Qaeda, we can put fear aside for once.

Anonymous said...

While his death was tragic, I do not agree with celebrating the loss of any human life, especially as displayed by the media. I do, however, support our government, special forces and intelligence agencies with their mission.

King of SNARK said...

Osama bin Laden had been rendered inconsequential, by our military, for years.

What annoyed me about the public celebrations was that it made us look as bad as those in the Arab world that celebrated 9/11.

It also seemed to be driven by a lot of people who wanted their 15 minutes of fame on television or YouTube moments.