Stricken with grief.
I'm sure you've heard that Osama bin Laden is now officially dead as a doornail this morning. In case you missed it, though, there's one group in particular that's upset at this whole shindig (officially), and one that's not admitting it in public as of yet, but I expect they will any day now.
The first, of course, is Hamas, who never shies away from celebrating the death of Jewish children:
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh holds a news conference in Gaza City May 2, 2011. The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday condemned the killing by U.S. forces of Osama bin Laden and mourned him as an "Arab holy warrior". REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)
The second, our purported "allies" in Egypt, is the Muslim Brotherhood. This is what they're saying today:
In a statement media spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood Dr. Essam Al-Erian continued stressing that the killing of Bin Laden the alleged mastermind behind the September 11 attacks will stem terrorism and eliminate one of the causes of violence in the world.
Followed by the expected:
He added that the MB believes it is time for Obama to withdraw forces from Afghanistan and Iraq and end the US and Western forces occupation across the world and Islamic countries which have proved to be damaging and harmful.
One expects to hear before too long that their story, in Arabic, will be just a slight bit different -- but with them trying to gain mainstream acceptance in international relations, who knows.
Anyway, I'll keep my eyes peeled on the wires for interesting photos, and will report back here if anything pops up.
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Update: Here's someone else who's all butthurt over losing his #1 Pen Pal, Omar Bakhri Mohammed, who joins Michael Savage as one of the only two people in the world considered extreme enough to be Banned from Britain.
He's also president of the Teen Osama Fan Club.
Sheikh Omar Bakri, a Lebanese Sunni cleric, works on his laptop at his home in Tripoli, in north Lebanon May 2, 2011. For some in the Middle East, al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been seen as the only Muslim leader to take the fight against Western dominance to the heart of the enemy -- in the form of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington in 2001. Sheikh Bakri said Bin Laden is to be lamented as a martyr of Islam. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim (LEBANON)
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