I’m Nouran El Berry, and this is my opinion regarding Bin Laden’s death.

Obama killed Osama

Everyone was talking about the issue of the death of Osama Bin Laden during the last week. America was the country which was hurt by Bin Laden the most because of the terrorist attacks Al Qaeda were doing against them. So when America finally got him, most of the Americans were celebrating once they heard the news, all the front pages of every magazine or newspaper had a big picture of Osama Bin Laden and carried titles like “We Got Him” or “Obama Killed Bin Laden”. But, from my opinion, they were celebrating terrorism.

While Americans were celebrating the death of Bin Laden, many others, especially from other countries saw this as a crime. And that Obama is practicing terrorism just like Bin Laden has done before. Even when considering the fact that Osama Bin Laden was a terrorist, no one has the right to kill him without going back to the international court of justice which has all the responsibility of taking such decisions. The court would be witnessing what’s for and against Osama Bin Laden, and then if he was proven guilty, he would have been executed legally. But what Obama have made, left a big question mark in everyone’s head. Why didn’t they just catch him and accuse him for what he has done. If America have followed the legal methods, it would have been clear that it is respecting everyone’s rights and so, no one would have been criticizing its actions.

They didn’t just stopped at this point but they were also disrespecting human rights and Islamic traditions when the American media said that the body of Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea, less than half a day after he was killed in a firefight in Pakistan. America is assuming that this is according to the Islamic traditions but of course it is not. The only reason why they have made something like that is to ensure that his final resting place will not become a shrine for his followers.

Arab spring taking place during this time all over the Middle East is proving that Arabs are peaceful. While at the same time Obama have made a totally non-peaceful action which is killing Bin Laden. This allowed everybody to realize that Arabs seems to be more peaceful than America and that Arabs and Muslims are not terrorists as how they were seen before. I personally think that Obama has made a mistake which is ignoring all of these negative consequences, and he was concerned about presenting himself as a hero to win the upcoming elections.

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