'happy' bin Laden is dead , Muslims happy about bin Laden's

'happy' bin Laden is dead , Muslims happy about bin Laden's

Dearborn : MI : USA | May 02, 2011 at 11:12 PM PDT
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Bin Laden Dead (Ding Dong The Wicked Witch Is Dead)

Muslims and Arab-Americans across metro Detroit -- greatly impacted by the war on terrorism over the past decade -- rejoiced at the news that Osama bin Laden was killed.

"The world is definitely a better place without the patron of all terrorists," said Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, head of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, the largest mosque in a city that has the highest concentration of Arab-Americans in the U.S. Qazwini called bin Laden "the world's most infamous thug."

Local family members of a woman killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 were grateful at the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed.

Sandra D. Teague was 31 years old at the time and on her way to Australia on American Airlines Flight 77 when terrorists high-jacked the plane and flew it into the Pentagon. She planned to spend three weeks rafting, trekking and rock climbing on her first trip overseas, said family members.

Teague’s grandmother, Virginia Hirtzel, told the Hickory Daily Record’s media partner WSOCTV that she is pleased with the news. Hirtzel and other family members live in Caldwell County.

“I was happy they got him,” Hirtzel said. “Hopefully, it won’t cause any trouble worse than what we already got over there. We were devastated. We were devastated. And still are. We miss her so.”

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