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The Evil Man Behind the 9/11 Attack On The World Trade Center is Killed!

Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind and leader of the horrific terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001. FBI and CIA officials have been looking for almost a decade to capture this man. Finally, justice has been served to help give peace to all those whose loved ones were killed on that fateful day.

From The Associated Press:

Declaring the killing of Osama bin Laden “a good day for America,” President Barack Obama said Monday the world was safer without the al-Qaida terrorist and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. His administration used DNA testing to help confirm that American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed bin Laden, as U.S. officials sought to erase all doubt about the stunning news.

A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden went down firing at the Navy SEALs who stormed his compound.

“Today we are reminded that as a nation there is nothing we can’t do,” Obama said of the news bound to lift his political standing and help define his presidency. He hailed the pride of those who broke out in overnight celebrations as word spread around the globe.

An elite crew of American forces killed bin Laden during a daring raid on Monday, capping the world’s most intense manhunt, a search that spanned nearly a decade.

Bin Laden was shot in the head during a firefight and then quickly buried at sea. White House officials were mulling the merits and appropriateness of releasing a photo.

“We can all agree this is a good day for America,” a subdued Obama said during a Medal of Honor ceremony in the glimmering White House East Room.

Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of bin Laden.

The military operation that ended his life took mere minutes and there were no U.S. casualties.

“We have rid the world of the most infamous terrorist of our time,” CIA director Leon Panetta declared to employees of the agency in a memo Monday morning. He warned that “terrorists almost certainly will attempt to avenge” the killing of a man deemed uncatchable. “Bin Laden is dead. Al-Qaida is not,” Panetta said.

In all, nearly 3,000 were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

As news of bin Laden’s death spread, hundreds of people cheered and waved American flags at ground zero in New York, the site where al-Qaida hijacked jets toppled the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Thousands celebrated all night outside the White House gates.

Read more here.

[Source: Associated Press, Kimberly Dozier and David Espo]

The Lord is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. Psalm 9:16

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  1. ChloeJones

    Posted by ChloeJones on May 25, 2017 at 16:56

    I can see this is a very controversial topic (as expected). Just to voice my opinion (for what it’s worth), I believe this time is a solemn victory, but victory nonetheless.
    It is not truly about rejoicing that the man is dead– we have lost yet another to the grips of the enemy… a man that was used as a pawn in Satan’s plans, a very solemn matter, and for that we should grieve: For this poor confused man who never knew the goodness of Christ, and for the victims of his actions, and for all those affected by these tragedies.
    However, we, as the United States of America, have saved future lives– our families, our children, their children… our neighbors and their families, our communities, our nation, our people, our country and others. Praise be to the Lord Almighty that he has given us victory over death and all the evil powers of this world! Surely we may rejoice even in our mourning, because Christ has saved us, and we no longer have to live in fear of Bin Laden’s attacks. A huge congratulations to our Department of Defense for putting their lives before them to secure our future. We are eternally grateful.
    So girls, as we remember this day, remember those affected by Osama Bin Laden. Pray for those who are being affected by other terrorists today. Pray for the terrorists themselves, that they may see Christ and preach His kingdom as Paul did. Pray for our military, as they continue to risk their lives to protect our nation, even while we are in utter chaos and disrespecting them and our nation. And praise the Lord of lords, the King of Kings, the Lord of lords, as He has certainly delivered us from the grips of death (spiritual and physical)!

  2. Posted by on November 22, 2011 at 18:46

    I think that we should be grateful that a major threat to America is gone, but pray for the twisted person who represented the danger, and for the others whose religious views are warped to promote evil ends. Pray that Satan will be rebuffed, not that a single man has died.

  3. Posted by on August 23, 2011 at 11:07

    We aren’t supposed to rejoice in death.

  4. Posted by on July 8, 2011 at 08:54

    My aunt made a big deal on Facebook (my mom has talked about the post a lot) about how we shouldn’t be mourning over the death of a human being, but my mom said, “if he killed one or both of your daughters, than wouldn’t you be cheering?”. I am glad that he is dead–because it gives people who lost a loved one some “coverage” as she calls it, but at the same time my US History teacher says, “I don’t think the death of someone should ever be celebrated.”

  5. Posted by on May 12, 2011 at 13:30

    I wish that he would have turned from his ways and accepted Christ. But he chose to spend eternity in hell. I think that God GAVE Osama 10 years to repent. Reminds of Noah and the ark and all of those people who had like 120 years (?) to repent. Thank God that His mercy and grace is extended to all.

    • Posted by Nicole on May 12, 2011 at 16:02

      Hey Sarah this is interesting- I think you’re right, that God DID give him ten years to think about his actions and repent. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Posted by on May 5, 2011 at 13:56

    After I commented I remembered this story :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish_school_shooting

    These people forgave the man who killed their daughters and granddaughters, showing God’s incredible love and forgiveness to the family of the shooter. We are Americans, but we’re also Christians and that’s the most important thing. So, yeah, families of 9/11 victims may feel that justice has been done…. but look at Ezekiel 33:11

    ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.

    Since our goal should be to become more like God and Christ, I think it is wrong to celebrate death. He had terrible things done, but he was still a person and could have been repented from his sins. Paul persecuted people and God changed his life.

    I close off with this: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

    • Posted by on July 20, 2011 at 03:07

      I used some of the same verses in an earlier reply, before I noticed that you had already used them!

      Right on! 🙂

  7. Posted by on May 5, 2011 at 13:15

    I completely agree with Nicole. Let’s not forget, ladies, that we as Americans and Christians, are not only in a war against terrorism, but are in a spiritual war against Satan. In the same way God uses His people to be salt and lightto do good for the world, Satan can also use people to be his instruments for spreading evil. Osama Bin Laden was just that: an instrument of terror. Therefore, Satan’s head was stomped on, on Sunday when Bin Laden passed from this world. For that, we should be glad. I don’t rejoice that a man was shot in the head this past Sunday. I rejoice because justice has been served. God is a god of justice, and love. He oftentimes, in the Old Testement, used violent force to teach His people a lesson and to turn their hearts back to Him, at the hands of other nations like Assyria. Let’s also now forget that the Al-Quieda terrorist groups preyed upon Israel, God’s people and desired to construct a mosque on the holy ground where the Temple used to be before it fell. My point is, I don’t think Osama Bin Laden has any reason to be pitied, except for the fact that he died without knowing the joyous freedom of salvation, and that he was demented enough to devise such a horrific thing such as the happenings of 9/11.

    • Posted by Nicole on May 5, 2011 at 14:16

      Sarah- I am so happy you can see this too, because it’s 100% true. 🙂 Sunday was a joyous day in that this man of pure evil, will no longer be able to take more lives away from us.

  8. Posted by on May 5, 2011 at 12:35

    It just eerily reminds me of those videos of people in the middle east celebrating the collapse of the world trade center. And nobody is ever too far from God’s forgiveness- which is why I also don’t support the death penalty.

  9. Posted by on May 4, 2011 at 15:49

    I couldn’t have said it any better MCB

  10. Posted by on May 4, 2011 at 13:54

    Is it reall right to CELABRATE someone’s DEATH?! Just because he did some bad stuff, doesn’t mean he’s a bad person. I’m not sure if rallying and entire country behind a mission based on revenge is good. You don’t have to be sad he’s gone, but really? CELABRATING?!

    • Posted by Nicole on May 4, 2011 at 23:27

      Dear MCB, Alandra and all those who agree with MCB: I understand the point you’re making about not celebrating death, but in this case it’s an exception. Imagine being a parent of a child in the world trade center who had to choose how to die- to Jump out a 150th floor window or be burned to death. Or being the wife of Daniel Pearl, a reporter from the Wall Street journal captured in Pakistan and whose head was cut off with a knife by one of Bin Laden’s thugs, all of which was captured on videotape and broadcast on the internet so his wife would see. This is a case of misplaced compassion. Bin Laden’s death came about a decade too late, when more innocent civilians lives were taken because he’s a terrorist. So yes, his death IS a celebration- A celebration that he will leave the world, no longer able hurt or kill more people. Now do you guys see why I’m celebrating this great victory? He’s been hiding out for 10 years tricking the FBI so he can plan more terrorist attacks on people here the US. the world is a much safer place now that that evil man is gone. Praise God!

      • Posted by on July 20, 2011 at 03:05

        Ezekiel 18:32

        “‘For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone,’ declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!”

        While Bin Laden’s death may have brought about justice, rejoicing over the death of any man isn’t acceptable. He may have been a terrorist and even a murderer, but throwing a party because of his death isn’t right.

        Yes. He did evil things. But, as my friend Aaron stated, I “can’t shake the conviction that my sins are just as worthy of death as his”. What makes any one sin worse than another? What makes any one sinner worse than another? Jesus didn’t die for a select number of people. Jesus died for ALL OF US. Sinners, saints, it made no difference. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8).

        We, as sons and daughters of the King, are commanded to love others, “because He loved us first.” (1 John 4:19) There is no such thing as misplaced compassion.

        As depicted in Luke 23, even Jesus cried out for His Father’s mercy, pertaining to the men who would crucify him. “For them Father, for they know not what they do.” If we as Christians cannot show love to those who harm us, then we are no different than the rest of the world– and aren’t we called to be different (in the world, but not of it)?

        Matthew 5:46-47

        “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? “

      • Posted by Nicole on July 20, 2011 at 14:55

        you are right, I need to remember this. Thankyou Lindsey for sharing this!

  11. Posted by on May 3, 2011 at 16:09

    I was getting ready to explain it MCB, but you already did, only better. I 100% agree with you.

  12. Posted by on May 3, 2011 at 12:55

    i totally agree with MCB. this has been a battle for me at school with my class mates and social studies teacher. thanks. i needed to read that.

  13. Posted by on May 2, 2011 at 16:47

    I was on facebook, actually…

  14. Posted by on May 2, 2011 at 16:43

    I agree 100% with MCB

  15. Posted by on May 2, 2011 at 16:13

    I’m afraid his followers will retaliate….

  16. Posted by on May 2, 2011 at 16:08

    I agree with MBC because yes I am glad justice was served and what he did was just wrong but Jesus came to save all of us including him and the fact that people are celebrating the death their not thinking about how this was a lost soul and God sees all sin the same so yes it is a time for praying.

  17. Posted by on May 2, 2011 at 12:42

    I know that Osama killed many, many people, and he did an evil, disgusting and vile act, that will be remembered in infamy as such, but it makes me sick to think people are rejoicing in his death. He was a human being, just like I am, and just like anyone who reads this is. AS hard as it may be for us to believe, God loved him just as much as He loves each of us. For all we know, he may have even repented. I believe now is the time to pray for his soul, and for all of his followers, such that they will not become violent towards us again. Now is a time for praying, and asking for an end to terrorism- NOT for rejoicing.

    Proverbs 24:17-18 “Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble.
    18 For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them” Please take these words to heart, as Christians, I believe it is the least we can do. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

  18. Posted by on May 2, 2011 at 12:39

    God Bless America