HV Muslims hoping bin Laden death will bring change abroad
Local Muslims are breathing a sigh of relief after news of the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, and many hope that the terrorist leader's death will bring a swift end to global extremism that claims to represent those of Islamic faith.
Khaja Fasihuddin prayed for peace at the Islamic Center of Rockland Monday night, just one day after news that the al-Qaida leader and 9/11 mastermind had been killed by U.S. forces. Fasihuddin says that it has been a difficult decade for Muslim-Americans since the horrific attacks on 9/11.
"We are always against this kind of terrorism, this kind of extremism, so we just always want peace," he added. Fasihuddin says he now hopes that President Obama will shift his focus to the underlying causes of extremists like bin Laden around the world, including the lack of proper education and infrastructure in countries where extremism and terrorism is rampant.
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