Students React To the Death Of Osama Bin Laden

September 11, 2001, thousands of innocent lives were lost. Images of that day are forever cast in our minds.  Loved ones were lost in an instant– seats now empty at dinner tables, children left with only memories of their parents.  The attack on America brought brave men and women to fight a War On Terror.

As college students, you have grown up throughout the War On Terror.  You have grown up familiar with security threats, no knowing what it was like before the heightened protection.  You’ve grown up hearing the name “Osama Bin Laden” and have been living in a world where terrorism is all too real.

So, with the death of Osama Bin Laden many college students stormed their college campuses cheering and displaying their American spirit.  But is that how all students feel?

We want to hear your voice on this breaking news this Monday morning.  On our Facebook Fan page, many of you are showing your patriotism feeling “justice has been done.”

Rei said, “…When I heard the news I got an overwhelming feeling of joy and sorrow…”

Genifer added, “Deeply satisfied with a slight undertone of glee that this scum, who has spent years mocking us & killing innocents, is finally gone…Do you get that the US have been hunting this man since we were kids?…”

Still, other students are unsure what his death will mean for our future.  Stephanie commented, “Justice has not been served!…Al-Qaeda still exists regardless of the fact that their leader doesn’t. No relief here, things may just get worse.”

While others are in a state of disbelief, not sure how to feel.  “…The hammer of justice was finally bestowed upon such a cruel, and evil man; however, so many casualties, so much pain, so much sorrow, so much hatred…too many dead…way too many 🙁 ,” Ronnie commented.

As a college student, what are your thoughts on the death of Osama Bin Laden?


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