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Hamas 'prime minister' (the same way Abbas is 'president') Ismail Haniyeh condemned Bin Laden's assassination as the death of an Arab and a Muslim and hoped that his soul would rest in peace.
"We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs."
The HELL?? Arab holy warrior the same way George W Bush thought of himself as acting out the words of God by causing genocide in two countries? What a stupid, stupid, stupid thing to say.
On the other end of the spectrum, PA spokesperson Ghassan Khatib said that Bin Laden's death is good for peace across the world.
"Getting rid of Bin Laden is good for the cause of peace worldwide but what counts is to overcome the discourse and the methods - the violent methods - that were created and encouraged by bin Laden and others in the world."
Oh our poor heads. We weren't even going to do a post about OBL who never represented Muslims or Arabs regardless of whose name he claimed to be warring with the clash of civilizations in, but we couldn't miss out on a chance to point out what this new found unity looks like.
To the Americans that celebrated in front of the White House: You have no shame. Of course it would have been a different matter if the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq were carried out purely to capture/kill Bin Laden, but we suggest watching Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, and concentrate especially on the part where the Bush administration secretly flew members of the Bin Laden family to safer shores. Closure? What closure.