Posts Tagged ‘Bin Laden’

Jesuit magazine: Bin Laden a menace to mankind and had to be stopped

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

“Bin Laden was dangerous, and he had to be stopped. Presuming his innocence was legally legitimate but unreasonable.”  The chorus of criticism addressed to the White House from various sectors of the international community for the suppression of the head of Al Qaeda finds no echo in the Vatican. “The ocean would dilute the memory Read more

Just war theory, Bin Laden and Afghanistan

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Despite a disturbingly inept public-relations aftermath, the American raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound was a great success. Indeed, it was so successful that it should force us to reconsider the presumption that the war in Afghanistan was necessary in the first place. The logic is simple: if bin Laden was killed during a secret Read more

Christians ponder the post-Osama landscape

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Several schools and Church offices were closed fearing a backlash against Christians in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden this week in the northern garrison town of Abbottabad. While the post-Osama world continues to buzz with news of the hunting down of the Al Qaeda leader, Church and Christian groups are keeping Read more

Michael Moore: “We’ve lost something of our soul”

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Controversial “Farenheit 9/11” director Michael Moore says America is wrong to celebrate what he regards as an execution of Osama bin Laden. In an interview with Piers Morgan, he said he believed the terror chief should have been put on trial in the U.S., but Americans were too scared. “We’ve lost something of our soul”, Read more

Was Osama bin Laden’s assassination moral?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Was Osama bin Laden’s assassination a moral and /or legal act? This question continues to engage the world’s news agencies and pundits. As the drama plays out and information emerges, leaders of Western democracies are generally seeing his death as justified. The innovative Huffington Post looked at the question by asking a small sampling of Read more

Teaching Osama Bin Laden’s Death In The Classroom

Friday, May 6th, 2011

When Christine Yarzabek, a first-grade teacher in Hershey, Pa., heard that Osama bin Laden had been shot and killed, she was at a loss. “9/11 happened before my students were even born,” she said. “It makes it hard to truly tell them in an appropriate way what is going on.” Yarzabek teaches 22 six-year-olds from Read more