Osama bin Laden is dead. He has been killed at the hands of our Intelligence Community and Special Operation Forces. Our thanks and gratitude are extended to they who will probably be anonymous forever. These operations remind us of how Israeli Intelligence and Special Operatives tracked down and executed the Islāmic terrorists who planned the hostage taking and slaughter of Israeli Athletes at the 1972 Munich, Germany Olympics.
Yet, we do not rest. We still fight a War against Terrorism. Now is the time for even greater vigilance for the impending back lash. For most Muslims this is a time of justice in that Osama bin Laden blasphemed and sinned against the Qur’ an and Allah. However, Al’ Qaeda, the Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran’s Ayatollah’s extremists, and many other Sunni Terrorist and Hashishiya, (assassin), Shiite sects continue to exist and plan attacks.
Most Muslims share our condemnation of these Islāmic Extremists and worship according to Islāmic traditions of love and faith.
As we are vigilant we must also be mindful of the fact that there is blood on Christian hands as well. The Christian Riots in fourth century Alexandria, Egypt when pagans and Jews were murdered and their libraries burned. The First Holy Roman Crusade (1096–1099) may have begun with the persecution and slaughter of the Jews in the Rhineland. The Siege of Nicaea ended with Byzantine forces taking control of the city preventing it being sacked by the Holy Roman Crusaders who would have probably put the populace to the sword. At the Siege of Antioch the Holy Roman Crusaders put the city’s populace to the sword. The Siege of Jerusalem ended with the Holy Roman Crusaders massacre of most of the Muslims and Jews in the city.
The Albigensian Crusade or Cathar Crusade (1209–1229) was a 20-year military campaign initiated by the Catholic Church to eliminate the Cathar Gnostic heresy in Languedoc, France. As many as 40,000 Cathar souls may have been slaughtered or burned at the stake during the crusade. The Albigensian Crusade also had a role in the creation and institutionalization of both the Dominican Order and the Medieval Inquisition or what is still known today as the Inquisition.