Bin Laden distorted Muslim religion

May 03, 2011

Osama bin Laden, the most wanted person in the world, has finally been eliminated. "Justice has been done," the president said Sunday night. The event of 9/11 was indeed a dark day in the history of America. It was a dark day for Muslims around the world as the perpetrators of this heinous crime hijacked Islam and distorted its true meaning. The religion of peace was made into a religion of violence. As a Muslim American, I had to continuously defend my faith and reassure my fellow citizens that I am not a terrorist.

Now is the time that we should come together as a nation for a common cause, liberty and justice for all. We should put aside all our differences and heed the president's call: "Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Shahina Bashir, Germantown

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