I have to tell you, I am from Boston and have been at the finish line many times. Like everyone else watching on TV seeing the bombing brought disbelief first then pride. I was stunned at the first responders who were luckily all in place because of the Marathon and saved many lives.
I started instantly thinking, oh now now these guys have shown the ilk all around the world how easy it is to build a bomb out of inocuous items and do so under the radar. That is true but watching the heroism during and after, the lesson I got is this should be over. We can not go on killing and maiming innocent people, women and children and for absolutely nothing.
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The terrorist who said no to Bin Laden:You have lost your way! You are messing around with the DNA of Islam itself. I was impressed when I saw this interview on TV. It is obvious this man was a key high level player before 9/11 and was in on the meeting running up to it. This discussion was about an open letter written by Noman Benotman, a former commander in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and a former associate of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.
In al Qaeda strategy meetings in Kandahar in 2000, Benotman warned the al-Qaeda leadership of ‘total failure' to realize their aims and called on bin Laden and al-Zawahiri to abandon violence. As you know they did not and he is out for good reason. He was at the high level meeting running up to 9/11, the Davos or terrorism and said no to Osama you will be defeated, this is not about Islam this is not Jihad.
He comes out and says no this must stop. We are not winning and I was right. We have betrayed Islam. We are killing the very people and cause we were supposed to be fighting for. this is just beginning unless the Islamists quit because we must fight for our lives. Islamists are proving they are a group of vengeful angry perverts that have found a place saying they are fighting the west but they are not they are fighting themselves.
We know this but Noman says Al Qaeda and now Islamists of all stripes offers meaning to those who have none and gives them a cause but has nothing to do with Islam or Jihad. This all boils down to communications and I agree but Islamists are not interested in communicating. They are interested in our destruction. violence is their communication.
Disavow Osama, stop bring shame on Islam. Stop killing your own people. Stop bringing death and destruction on them. Bin Laden forsook Mullah Omar who invited him into Afghanistan to give him protection. Bin Laden used Afghanistan for his own personal war against the west, the US, and Israel. This is not Islam , this is not Jihad. Restore Muslim integrity, end this now! An Open Letter to Osama bin Laden -- by Noman Benotman | The AfPak ...
I can see some value in helping such as the Syrian protesters being slaughtered but any way you look at it all I can see is much wasted death. OMG if man could only get along, leave well enough alone, and accept others for what they are.
Bin Laden is solely responsible for all this war death and destruction. He's no frigging hero to Muslims. They should have hunted him down themselves and ended this! Noman considered himself a freedom fighter and he was. He fought alongside Bin Laden against the Russians but said these wars have nothing to do with Islam. It is purely political and it is time to lay down arms, 100% and end all this senseless violence.
We know this but Noman says to Al Qaeda and now Islamists of all stripes the vendetta offers meaning to those who have none and gives them a cause but has nothing to do with Islam or Jihad. This all boils down to communications and I agree but Islamists are not interested in communicating. They are interested in our destruction. violence is their communication.
Osama is dead now so the message goes to Osama's followers: Choose life, Stop bringing shame on Islam. Stop killing innocents and your own people. Stop bringing death and destruction on them. Osama forsook Islam and Mullah Omar who invited him into Afghanistan to give him protection. Bin Laden used Afghanistan for his own personal war against the west, the US, and Israel. This is not Islam , this is not Jihad. Restore Muslim integrity, end this now!
* Osama Bin Laden is now dead, he has betrayed Islam and defamed and betrayed Muslims and their religion. His personal vendetta against the west will continue fueled by his death and fought by extremists who have nothing else to do. Fighting the west gives them a purpose. If it is to stop Islam must step up and police itself.
Yeah he was still in control, keeping a journal, and absolutely never expecting to get caught and killed in a thought to be safe area surrounded by military and retired ISI and Government officials. I am sure everyone is running for cover now so we better move quick as we did on Anwar al-Awlaki. We have stirred up a hornet's nest of extremists around the world. It is time for us to put it in overdrive and take advantage. Islam can end this right now with responsible leadership.