It has been four days since we learned that the infamous Usama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and the most wanted man in the world has been killed. I would like to thank the brave United States Navy SEALS. As an American-Muslim woman, I am happy that justice has finally been served. None of us can ever forget what we were doing on the morning of 9/11. I was leaving my house to take my mother to the doctor when I turned on the news. My first reaction was of disbelief and shock. I could not believe my eyes. How could someone attack us?
When I learned who the mastermind behind the attacks was, I felt angry and sad. How could a person claiming to be Muslim wreak such havoc and kill so many innocent people. I cried most of that day. I have also prayed for the victims of 9/11 and their families, the first responders at the scene, some of whom had lost their lives.
I applauded President Bush's remarks after 9/11 and President Obama's remarks Sunday night that "America will never be at war with Islam. Our war is not with Islam. Osama was never a Muslim leader. He was a mass murderer."