Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run.
Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy. The stunning news of his death prompted relief and euphoria outside the White House and around the globe, yet also fears of terrorist reprisals against the United States and its allies.
"Justice has been done," President Barack Obama said in a dramatic announcement at the White House.
It has taken almost a decade to complete the task of capturing or putting Osama Bin Laden to death. I was not raised to rejoice in someone’s death and I am really sad that we are honestly rejoicing because the US has gotten revenge on this gang of terrorist, not because the issue is solved. As days, months, and years progress I just pray that God continues to protect us all and that one day we can all just be in perfect harmonious peace.