The recent death of Osama bin Laden has dredged up strong feelings in people all over the world. Whether you feel relief that the mastermind behind 9/11 has been removed from the face of the earth, are actively celebrating the death of a fellow human being, or if you are perhaps disturbed by missing evidence of a respectful Islamic burial, the Al Qaeda leader’s demise has been more than a blip on the radar screen for most of us.
Like many people, September 11, 2001 was one of the worst days of my life. I’d spent my life prior to that day aware that there was evil in the world but confident in the knowledge that it was far away and wouldn’t impact me directly.
Of course, I was wrong on that count. Dead wrong.
I personally felt relief at the news of bin Laden’s death, but ….