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Should We Really be Celebrating Bin Laden’s Death?


Americans all over are celebrating because the most wanted man, Osama Bin Laden is dead. It was reported and then confirmed by President Obama that Bin Laden was killed by US special forces.

The images and sounds of people dancing and singing the National Anthem while wrapped in the American flag are still vivid in my mind. Bin Laden was the mastermind behind the attacks on the US on September 11, 2001 as well as other terrorist acts that killed thousands of US citizens and our allies throughout the world before 9/11.

Bin Laden was a very smart terrorist. He knew how to hide from the greatest superpower in the world and it took us ten years to finally catch him. Now that he is dead I have mixed feelings about the reactions of American citizens.

Shortly after 9/11 the radical Muslims in the middle east celebrated while the people in our country united and a new patriotism spread throughout the land. I remember seeing the images of people celebrating the murders from that awful day in 2001. It made me sick. How can so many people be happy because thousands of innocent men women and children were killed? To those radical Muslims Americans and the western way of life are the enemies. They believe that we are evil and need to be destroyed. They will do anything to see it happen too.

Now that America has won this battle through capturing and killing Bin Laden, does that give us permission to celebrate the way people in the mid east did after September, 11, 2001? I don’t think that we should.

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The bible teaches us that it murder is wrong, no matter what the circumstances. I believe that life is precious no matter what your age, race, creed or how often you have sinned. Jesus forgives everyone even mass murderers, like Bin Laden. His death does not warrant a celebration.

There are so many unanswered questions around Bin Laden’s death. Do we really know anything about his number two in command? Where is he? Is he planning revenge? Is our armed forces prepared for retaliation? Is homeland security prepared for another attack on our soil? I think we need to stay vigilant and instead of celebrating the death of this mass murderer we should come together as a strong nation, as one just like we did on September 12, 2001. We need to pray and trust in God. Only He will protect us now.

*This is an editorial and may not reflect the opinions of all the writers on The Healthy Moms Magazine

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Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.

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Cascia Talbert

Cascia Talbert is a devout Catholic, mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast and positive parenting supporter. She is also the founder of the award winning online health, fitness, parenting and Christian faith magazine for moms, the Healthy Moms Magazine. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, five children and one spoiled cat. Her hobbies include gardening, country music, running, and playing her flute. Check out her first book, "Taking Care of your Family's Health and Well-being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold.

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  1. Ashley May 2, 2011

    While I do agree that we should not be celebrating in the streets like we saw after the attacks on our soil in 2001, at the same time, we are not celebrating the death of an innocent man, like they celebrated the death of thousands of innocent people back then. He was a mass murderer. I have mixed feelings of how I should feel also, but I'm not sad for him, his family, or his followers in any way.

  2. Cascia May 2, 2011

    Great point, Ashley. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Anonymous May 2, 2011

    I'm curretly living in the Pacific but I got this eerie fealing when I saw the celebration of Osama's death. It sort of reminded of the day/days after 9/11. I'm glad he is dead but I don't know if I would be celebrating if I was back home. God bless America and good article.

  4. Anonymous May 3, 2011

    Great article!! I've had a lot of the same feelings. It doesn't make any sense to me why Christians are celebrating his death. I understand the things he did were evil, but I dunno… I guess I just don't understand war in general.

  5. French Furniture Uk May 3, 2011

    I'mma head on down to Micky McFisty's pub and get smashed, have a brawl to the song Shipping Up to Boston.

  6. Mare May 3, 2011

    Wow, you said exactly what I have been thinking and talking about with my husband privately. We were just saying at the dinner table last night that despite having every reason to hate this man (my husband is a survivor of 9/11 – he was on the 61st floor of the WTC, Tower 2 on that day), we don't celebrate his demise. I feel that the massive celebrations in the streets will only further motivate/inspire other terrorists to hate us and want to hurt us. Violence only ever begets one thing: more violence. The cycle of revenge and death and destruction doesn't end if we celebrate his demise.

    I admit to feeling marginally safer and relieved now that he is no longer alive. But do I feel ecstatic, excited, thrilled about it? No…I feel vaguely hollow, if you can imagine that. Kind of like when I was a kid and took revenge for something that hurt me, but then realized that it didn't quite satisfy me after all.

  7. shaggy rugs May 4, 2011

    Yes, We could celebrate. You can't celebrate the death of anyone. You can only celebrate the life someone had. With bin Laden, there is no good life to celebrate.

  8. Hen Weekend May 17, 2011

    I'm celebrating the fact he is dead. A trial would have been long and costly. This is better and it would be another 10 years before any 9/11 families got justice. I think 10 years is how long a trial would take.

  9. I agree, while most were celebrating I just had a bad feeling in my stomach. We killed their beloved leader so now how much will the payback cost the American people? How many will die in this back and forth game that seems to be going no where?