It’s been a real long time since I’ve posted on here. I’ve visited a Christian Church, signed up for 2 classes to finish my professional teaching license, signed up for Wanderings and Wonderings through CJP, and finally… bought a condo.
I went to sleep Sunday night very early, tired from the weekend move and woke up to the news that Osama bin Laden had been found and eliminated by U.S. Spec. Ops. deep in Pakistan. Along with being an enemy of western civilization, bin Laden was also an enemy to Israel. Needless to say, America was not the only country that believed justice was served on May 1, 2011.
Twitter feeds and Facebook updates all day have been providing commentary on this historic day. Over the last few hours I say some FB posts that quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and cautioned people about rejoicing in the death of anyone, enemy or not. Below is the quote with my thoughts:
I see everyone with this MLK quote about not rejoicing in the death of an enemy…
“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
I understand what King is saying but let’s look at the facts:
1. Osama bin Laden made the call for jihad against western civilization (including Europe, Israel and the United States).
2. Hundreds of Muslims including women and children subjugated and murdered in Afghanistan at the hands of the fundamentalist Islamic regime of the Taliban support by bin Laden’s al Qaeda network.
3. The masterminding of dozens upon dozens of terrorist attacks by bin Laden since the early 1990’s including the bombing of the 2000 USS Cole and September 11th, 2001 airliner attacks have resulted in the death of thousands.
And finally… creating a climate where innocent Muslim-Americans (and Americans thought to be Muslim) were subjected to prejudice, discrimination, and violence in the aftermath of 9/11.
Am I jumping up and down? No.
Am I glad that this murdering terrorist is dead? Yes.
G-d bless all who carried out the operation to take out Osama bin Laden, especially SEAL Team Six.
Target Geronimo: K.I.A.
Until next time… Keep it real,
The Boston Mensch