The husband has to go 'onsite' in June, to Noo Yock. Apparently a lot of people think that traveling to New York now will not be safe because of Osama's death. I was just reading those articles – and I just can't help thinking whether Osama really died. Why did they have a burial at sea? Islamic tradition is burial on land. Why was he not put to trial like Saddam Hussein was? Why did they not hang him publicly? Surely, since according to the U.S., Saddam Hussein's supporters, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the LeT are all one and the same, they should have feared an uprising then too? Also, what is really the credibility of the U.S. government? Are we supposed to accept their statements as the truth after their amazing discovery of the 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'? And what about all those deaths? The deaths of millions of innocent people in Iraq, Afghanistan… now Libya, who is going to put the American government to trial? Like Yasir Qadhi said, it must be a relief to the families of the victims of 9/11 that Osama is dead. But what about the legacy that the U.S. government has left behind after their 'war on terror'? If only they would stop interfering with other countries' affairs… And the Indian government… how could we stoop so low as to say, "Please help us find Dawud Ibrahim?" after knowing the ways of the U.S. government? Or maybe even we are like them but we don't realize it.
I'm also afraid that whether this was just a show or not, there will be more terrorist attacks that the U.S. government will orchestrate to further its hold in another country for its own interests – and then this will create a further backlash. I feel as useful as a speck of dust in the midst of all this. Feeling the urge to do something meaningful – create some light. May Allah ta'ala enable us all to do good, keep us from evil, protect all of us and bring the truth to light.
P.S.: Sorry about not responding to comments lately. I keep postponing them because I have to switch gmail accounts to reply… will do so soon, insha'allah.