By Al-HAJJ MAURI SLALAKHAN, USA
Forgive me if I find this announcement a bit anti-climatic. I have been of the opinion that Osama bin Laden has been dead for some time now; and that opinion has not changed with these sensationally presented announcements.
What I do find both interesting and regrettable is the following:
1. How no one in the media (as of yet) seems to notice that bin Laden is once again being presented as the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. Some of us may recall that Osama became the face of 9/11 even before the buildings came down at "ground zero" (and the investigation had begun)! Later Osama was replaced as official "mastermind" by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (after the government needed to justify waterboarding revelations and other related matters).
Now we're back to Osama as mastermind again. It's almost laughable.
Meanwhile, in the list of charges that has appeared on the FBI's "Most Wanted" website (for years now) the 9/11 attacks have never been among the charges leveled against bin Laden. Why? Because the FBI admittedly never had the evidence to make that particular case!
But who needs evidence when you have an ethically compromised media, a compliant leadership class, and millions of blind-following citizens prepared to chant USA, USA, USA, at the drop of a hat!
2. I also find regrettable the Muslim organizations in America who race to release statements of acceptance and congratulations for the official line on "the world's worst terrorist," while maintaining a deafening silence regarding the state-sponsored terrorism being committed on a daily basis - by their own government against their own people! (The scores of "collateral damage" that we hear about every day in the Muslim world!)
And we wonder why our communities, our nation, and our world is in such bad shape (and getting worse) - from man made disasters, to record breaking back-to-back natural disasters, that man has absolutely no control over! As Thomas Jefferson said: "I tremble for my country when I reflect, God is just; His justice can't sleep forever."
May ALLAH bless us all to wake up to this reality before it's too late!