Should We Really be Celebrating Bin Laden’s Death?
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.
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
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.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, manages Mom’s Natural Health and Wellness Shop, and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge.